Four Devon locations make 'worst places to live' list for 2022

Axminster High Street

Axminster placed 39th in the list - Credit: Supplied

Four locations in Devon make an internet list detailing the 'worst places to live in England 2022'.

Website ilivehere.co.uk carried out a social media poll to find the most undesirable towns, villages and cities in England.

More than 110,000 people responded to the vote - and three Devon locations made the top 50.

They were Plymouth (48th), Paignton (40th), Axminster (39th) and Torquay (33rd).

The list was 'topped' by Aylesbury, in Buckinghamshire, which received 25% more votes than second-placed Huddersfield.

A review of Axminster - the only East Devon entry on the list - on the website reveals: "At first glance, Axminster appears to be a quiet and pleasant town, with a small shopping area, a pretty railway station, and a large Tesco. But it’s only when you dig a little deeper, that the truth soon reveals itself."

Bus stops, schools and a lack of shops are targets of the reviewers ire, as they conclude: "I could go on forever as to why Axminster is utterly dreadful, but instead I will conclude with this; I spent many years walking the streets of Axminster, I was miserable, it is a fleapit."

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For the full list of the top 50 worst places to live in England 2022, log on to ilivehere.co.uk

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