House clearance Greenwich SE10
Few little facts about Greenwich
Greenwich is a district in South East London on the south bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. It is known for its maritime history and as giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time. Grenewic or Grenevic originates with the Saxon, and is literally the Green Village or the village of the green.
In 1997, Maritime Greenwich was added to the list of World Heritage Sites, for the concentration and quality of buildings of historic and architectural interest. This can be divided into the groups of buildings along the river front Greenwich Park and he Georgian and Victorian town center.
The town was also the site of a Royal Palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century and was the birth place of many in the house of Tudor, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The palace fell into despair during the English civil war and was re-built as the Royal Navel Hospital for sailors by Sir Christopher Wren and his assistant Nicholas Hawksmoor. These buildings became the Royal Navel College in 1873 and they remained an establishment for military education until 1998 hen they passed into the hands of the Greenwich Foundation. The historic rooms within these buildings remain open to the public, other buildings are used by University of Greenwich and the Trinity College of Music.