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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Andover has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Test Valley. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Andover and units named after it.
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: 05th December 2013
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