House clearance Forest Hill SE23
Few little facts about Forest-Hill
Forest Hill is a suburb an electoral ward in the London Borough of Lewisham. The name Forest Hill came from 'the forest with a big hill' which was coined by a developer in the 1790s and referred to the remaining area of Forest Sydenham Hill which was originally part of the Great Northwood.
The tea merchant Freck Rick Horniman built a museum to house his impressive collection of natural history artifacts. He denoted the building and its gardens to the public in 1901 and this became the Horniman museum. Despite a leaning toward anthropological and cultural collection, the museum is also home to a newly opened (July 2006) aquarium and one of the most varied collections of taxidermy in the northern hemisphere. It also houses one of the finest collection of musical instruments in the British Isles.
With a range of architectural styles, spanning the late 19th and 20th centuries, Forest Hill was described by Sir Norman Foster as 'a delightful pocket of south London'.