House Clearance in Highbury
Highbury, a military monastic order
In the 13th century the farms and woodland here came into the possession of the Knights Hospitaller, a military monastic order. The Hospitallers’ manor house was burned down by Wat Tyler’s rebels in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381.
The woods were mostly cleared during the 17th century. Londoners who had been burned out of their homes in the Great Fire camped out on Highbury Fields.
In 1740 a tea and ale house opened at Highbury Barn, which had originally been the barn of Highbury manor farm; Oliver Goldsmith later wrote of the pleasant time he had spent here.
In 1770 John Dawes, a stockbroker, began to acquire land, building a Highbury House for himself and granting building leases for the first suburban houses. Dawes died in 1788 and his son sold off most of the estate for further building. Before the century was out Highbury Fields were encircled by imposing terraces of houses.
In the 1820s Thomas Cubitt built Highbury Park, setting up his own brickfields nearby. Thirty years later Henry Rydon added Highbury New Park. Other developers constructed rows of villas in the 1860s and 1870s – again using the term ‘park’ to convey an impression of quasi- rural grandeur. This growth led to the opening of Highbury railway station in 1872, when it looked a much more imposing than it does now.
Highbury Fields were saved for the public in 1885. In the same year the present Highbury Barnopened, replacing the old tavern and pleasure gardens, which had become a scene of disreputable activities. The clock tower at Highbury Quadrant was erected in celebration of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in 1897. Arsenal Football Club took over the sports ground of St John’s College of Divinity in 1913 and moved to the Emirates stadium in 2006.
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 Highbury 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 Highbury house clearance and rubbish removal, EasyClear has a reputation for strong business ethics, combined with an awareness of today’s customers needs.
Call us anytime of the day or night 0800 58 78 783 (mobiles call 0208 773 2000)