House Clearance in Clapham
Clapham in the 18th Century
Clapham began to grow in the late 17th century. Refugees arrived from the Great Plague of London in 1665 and the Great Fire of 1666. By the end of the century Clapham was quite a large village. In the late 18th century it became a fashionable place for the rich to live as it was close to the amenities of London but was in a rural setting away from the dirt and noise of the city.
Gauden Road is named after Sir Dennis Gauden who was a victualler (supplier of provisions) to the navy and who lived in Clapham in the late 17th century. Meanwhile from 1690 stagecoaches ran between Clapham and London.
St Paul’s Church in Rectory Grove was the original parish church of Clapham. However Holy Trinity Church was built in 1776.
In the 18th century lavender was grown in fields near Clapham. It was used to make perfume. That is where Lavender Hill got its name.
In the 18th century a number of distinguished people lived in Clapham. In 1700 the famous diarist Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) retired to Clapham. He lived in a house on the north side of Clapham Common. Furthermore in the late 18th century and in the 19th century a number of famous figures lived in Clapham.
Among them was Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), who moved to Clapham Common in 1783. When he was 40 Cavendish inherited a fortune. He was then very rich. Cavendish was a very shy and reclusive man but he was also a brilliant scientist. He calculated the density of the earth. Cavendish also conducted experiments into gases.
What can EasyClear House Clearance do for you?
EasyClear are a fully insured, licensed and a highly experienced house clearance company. We provide an environmentally sensitive service where we recycle and re-use where ever possible. Where that isn’t possible we ensure that we dispose of your rubbish legitamately and carefully.
We operate locally in Clapham providing house clearance, garden clearance and a full range of contract service for offices and businesses. We offer a worry free contents appraisel which includes professional valuation of antiques, quality collectables and second hand furniture.
Understanding our customer needs and what the customer expects in order to provide the very best bespoke service, has made EasyClear the outstanding clearance provider. With our Clapham house clearance and rubbish removal, EasyClear has a reputation for strong business ethics, combined with an awareness of today’s customers needs.
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