House clearance Walworth SE17
Few little facts about Walworth
Walworth is situated in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (British) farm. Walworth appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Waleorde. It was held by Bainiard from Archbishop Lanfranc of Canterbury.
Walworth used to have a Zoo, in Royal Surrey Gardens, which was visited by Queen Victoria.
St. Peter's Church, Walworth, built circa 1825, is an excellent example of the neo-classical style of church built by Sir John Soane. It is an indication of the wealth of the middle-class merchants who then lived in the vicinity that they could afford an architect of such prominence. Charles Upfold was born at Walworth Common and baptised at St. Peters. The church is home to the Monkey Park, which was once home to a menagerie kept by a past Reverend of the Church, but is now a delightful garden.
Charlie Chaplin, comedian and film maker was born on 16 April 1889 in Walworth. Charles Upfold was also born in Wallington Common.