House clearance Mottingham SE9
Few little facts about Mottingham
Mottingham is a place in London located at the conversions of the London Borough of Bromley, the London Borough of Lewisham and the London Borough of Greenwich. The earliest records of Mottingham are from 862AD when it was recorded as Modingahema, which means "the land of Moda's people" and is commonly interpreted as "the proud place".
The famous cricketer Dr W.G.Grace lived in retirement for some years in Mottingham and a blue plaque marks his residence, fairmont in Mottingham Lane where he died on 23rd October 1915. He was buried in Beckenham crematorium.
Mottingham was originally a hamlet in Eltham parish, in the Blackheath hundred of Kent. In 1840, it was included in the Metropolitan Police District by the Metropolitan Police Act 1839. A key year in the history of Mottingham was 1866, when the area became connected to Railway system, with the construction of Mottingham station (then known as Eltham Station). Also in 1866, Mottingham received separate civil parish status, thus separating itself from Eltham.