History of Andover’s The Elephant Inn

Following on from last week’s article on New Street, which included a mention of The Elephant Inn, this photograph by Charles Wardell shows it about to be demolished.

The inn sign that was sited between the two first floor windows can be seen on the pavement.

Between the lamp post and the building stands the inn sign of The Merrie Monk, a new hostelry that was built behind The Elephant at the entrance to the Corunna Main estate, popularly christened ‘Spanish-Town’ owing to its collective roads being named after Spanish towns and cities.

The actual junction of New Street with