House clearance Lee Green SE12
Few little facts about Lee-Green
Lee Green is a suburb and electoral ward in the London Borough of Lewisham. A small part of Lee around Horn Park and Alnwick Road is in the London Borough of Greenwich. On the Green itself is a clock tower reminiscent of Big Ben (called Little Ben). The Manor of Lee was a historic parish of the Blackheath hundred and existed up to 1900 when it was merged with the parish of Lewisham to create the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham.
St Margaret's Church (built 1839-41, architect: John Brown) is the burial place of three Astronomers Royal: Edmond Halley, Nathaniel Bliss and John Pond.It had (until 2006) two public houses with almost identical names - The Old Tiger's Head and The New Tiger's Head - facing each other on opposite sides of the same road. Folklore states that The Old Tiger's Head is in fact the newer of the two.
The Domesday Book describes Lee as a small area of cultivation set in extensive woodland.
In 1815 cavalry and foot regiments passed through Lee Green on their way to the Battle of Waterloo.
Henry Thomas Buckle, English historian and author of 'A History of Civilisation' was born in Lee.
Poet Ernest Dowson and actor James Robertson Justice were also born in Lee.