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1. Andover Town Mills

The Town Mills, Andover
Andover Town Mills

Our trail begins at the Town Mills where farmers brought their wheat to be ground into flour. The Domesday Book listed six mills in Andover, all lying on the River Anton. The main trade of the Town Mills was the milling of wheat and fulling of woollen cloths produced by weavers in the town. After this process, the cloths were hung out to dry on the tenter frames or racks. Rack Close is the only surviving road name associated with this trade. The present mill dates from 1764 and was still grinding flour until the 1960s. Today it is a popular pub and you can see a replica of the mill-wheel inside.


The Town Mills
20 Bridge Street
SP10 1BL
United Kingdom