Andover Lock-up




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Nation   England

County   Hampshire

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.

Description: Plaque

Photo by: Photo © Chris Talbot (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Exterior: This small lock up is built into the side of the old council offices.

Photo by: Photo © Chris Talbot (cc-by-sa/2.0)


    Roy's Blog, 'HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT. Lock-up at Andover, Bishop's Waltham, Easton, Winchester and Brading.' (08 July 2013)

  • John Spaul, Andover 974-1974 (Aluric Press, 2002), pp. 60-62


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