Andover  Hampshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Andover like this:

Andover, mun. bor. and par., Hants, on river Anton, 16 miles NE. of Salisbury and 67 miles SW. of London by rail, 8662 ac., pop. 5653; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Friday. The town received its first charter from King John. Malting, tanning, silk mfr., and timber traffic are the chief occupations. It is the centre of an important agricultural district. The market is for corn; horse and sheep fairs are held. Andover returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Andover through time

Andover is now part of Test Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Test Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Andover itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Andover, in Test Valley and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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