House clearance Teddington TW11
Few little facts about Teddington
The name 'Teddington' derives from an Old English tribal leader, and it was known in Saxon and Norman times as Todyngton and Tutington. The name does not derive from 'Tide's End Town', as claimed by Rudyard Kipling among others. The "ton" ending simply means settlement.
Teddington is notable for Teddington Lock, the longest (200 m long) lock on the River Thames, which marks the upstream limit of tides. Teddington is mostly residential but is bisected by an almost continuous road of shops, offices and other facilities running from the river to Bushy Park.
Teddington was not mentioned in the Domesday book as it was included under the Hampton entry.