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House Clearance in Mortlake

House Clearance in Mortlake

What does Mortlake have to do with Salmon?

Domesday Book recorded the presence of a fishery here and Mortlake’s name probably derives from the Old English words ‘mort’, a young salmon, and ‘lacu’, a small stream (since lost).

Although the manor of Mortlake was extensive, the village consisted of just a few riverside houses on a single street until 1619, when James I provided financial backing for the estab­lishment of a tapestry works employing Flemish weavers. Charles I bought out the enterprise in 1636. The following year the king made himself less popular by compulsorily purchasing 732 acres of the parish as part of his vast new hunting ground at Richmond Park.

Later in the 17th century the village gained a sugar refinery and several maltings but the tapestry works closed in 1703. Around 1743 John Sanders founded his Mortlake pottery, becoming London’s largest manufacturer of stoneware. Joseph Kishere, a former employee at Sanders’ pottery, subsequently estab­lished his own pottery on the south side of the high street, making decorative pots known as Kishereware.

During the latter part of the 18th century, when some fine houses were being erected by the river, James Weatherstone ran a successful brewery that he extended to the waterfront in 1807. The business went on to benefit from lucrative contracts to supply the British army in India with pale ale and was subsequently acquired by Watney’s.

The first varsity boat race was the result of a challenge issued to Oxford by Cambridge in 1829 and was rowed on the Thames at Henley. The second race was staged in 1836 between Westminster and Putney. Today the four- and- a- quarter mile course, which was first used in 1845, starts from the west side of Putney Bridge and finishes by the Ship, a 16th- century inn situated just short of Chiswick Bridge. Its location is marked near the top left corner of the map below.

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 Mortlake 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 Mortlake 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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