"KILMINGTON, a village and parish on the western acclivities of Axe valley, two miles W. by S. of Axminster, has 495 souls, and 1763 acres of land. It has a cattle fair on the first Wednesday in September. Wm. Tucker, Esq., owns a great part of the parish, and has a pleasant seat here, called Coryton Park, which was rebuilt by his father in 1756. The CHURCH (St. Giles,) is in the perpendicular style, and has a tower and five bells. The living is a curacy, consolidated with the vicarage of Axminster, to which Kilmington is ecclesiastically a parochial chapelry. The vicarial tithes were commuted in 1841 for £240, and the rectorial for £100 per annum. The latter are in the same appropriation as Axminster. Kilmington sends two children to the charity school at Axminster. The Baptists have a small chapel here. " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Axminster Hundred, in the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter.