Location 33 Bridge Street Andover
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1623
Year closed 1899
Century of Operation 1600-1699, 1700-1799, 1800-1899
Building Type Lock-Up
Remarks Note: There is some doubt about the correct location for the Andover prison. It is recorded that it lay on the east bank of the West Brook, not the river Anton. The West Brook was farther up Bridge St and ran across the road near the present road junction at Sainsbury's. It now runs under the road. The present reputed prison building, the Katherine Wheel, was always privately-owned whereas the prison would have been corporation property. However, confusion has arisen because the gaoler of the prison has been the proprietor of the hotel in the past. See Andover 974-1974 by John Spaul Aluric Press (2002), pp.60-62 for more information on this mistake.
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