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Andover, Hampshire

Andover is a town in the English county of Hampshire. The town is on the River Anton some 18.5 miles (30 km) west of the town of Basingstoke, 18.5 miles (30 km) north-west of the city of Winchester and 25 miles (40 km) north of the city of Southampton. Andover is twinned with the towns of Redon in France, Goch in Germany, and Andover, Massachusetts.
DistrictTest Valley
Post townAndover
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU3645
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01264
Population52,000
 

Other names by which Andover, Hampshire has been known in the past

Andeafaran ~ Andovere

Andover, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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