House clearance Mortlake SW14
Few little facts about Mortlake
Mortlake is situated in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Mortlake was part of Surrey until 1965. Mortlake appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Mortelage' which is though to mean 'a small stream containing young salmon', referring to fishery in the area on a former tributary of river Thames which is now gone.
Since 1845, the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race has had its finish point at Mortlake, marked by the University Boat Race Stone just downstream of Chiswick Bridge. Several other important rowing races over the Championship Course also either start or finish at the stone.
Its most famous former resident is Elizabeth I's advisor, John Dee. The cemetery of St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Mortlake contains the tomb of Sir Richard Burton and the ashes of comic magician Tommy Cooper are interred at Mortlake crematorium.