BRITISH Telecom are trying to divest themselves of more phone boxes.

The company has published a list of 25 traditional red phone boxes that it says a available for adoption for £1. BT will continue to provide electricity (if already in place) to power the light for adopted kiosks, free of charge to communities.

In many places the phones have been removed and the boxes have been turned to other uses such as a base for a defibrillator or mini libraries.

In the Winchester area:

St. Thomas Passage, Winchester;

Near car park, Priors Dean Road, Harestock;

Junction of Stoney Lane/Bereweeke Avenue, Weeke;

Opp number 4, Coles Mede, Otterbourne;

New Road, Colden Common;

Four Ways, Bighton Lane, Gundleton, Alresford;

Outside Post Office, West Street, Alresford;

Opposite Tichborne Arms, Tichborne;

Junction of Mitford Road/Windsor Road, Alresford;

School Lane, Bishop’s Sutton;

Off A272 Hinton Hill, Hinton Ampner;

New Cheriton Crossroads, Cheriton Road, New Cheriton;

Outside Post Office, Church Street, Micheldever;

East Stratton;

Near Easton;

Junction of Northington Road/Station Hill, Itchen Abbas;

Near the Vicarage, Avington;

Couch Green, Martyr Worthy;

In the Southern Parishes:

The Square, Bishop’s Waltham;

Hoe Road, Bishop’s Waltham;

Outside Renaissance Restaurant, The Square, Wickham;

Outside Old Post Office, High Street, Shirrell Heath;

Near Brushmakers Arms, Church Street, Upham;

Near the White Lion, School Hill, Soberton;

Outside no 24 West Street, Southwick

The following have already been lost to phone use with most being adopted:


Church Road, Shedfield,

Heathlands, Shedfield,

Gordon Road, Curdridge,

St Peters Close, Curdridge,

Shoe Lane, Exton,

Mill Lane, Droxford,

Church Lane, Swanmore,

Beeches Hill, Bishop’s Waltham,

Bull Lane, Waltham Chase,

West Meon, Petersfield,

West Meon, Petersfield,

Martins Fields, Compton,

Hazeley Rd, Twyford,

Bridge Lane, Shawford,

Shipley Rd, Twyford,

Winchester Road, Alresford,

Old Alresford,

Dickenson Walk,

Wonston Close, Sutton Scotney,

Stoke Charity,


Main Road, Hursley,

Post Office, Sparsholt,

Beech Grove, Owslebury,

Itchen Stoke,

Main Road, Littleton.