House Clearance Byfleet
Few little facts about Byfleet
Byfleet is a village forming a suburb of Woking in Surrey. It is in the east of the borough between the River Wey and the River Mole.The village lies within the Godley hundred, a Saxon administrative division. Byfleet appears in Domesday Book as Biflet. It was held by Uluuin (Wulfwin) from Chertsey Abbey.
Property values of Byfleet have been reasonable in comparison to its adjoining affluent neighbours of Weybridge and West Byfleet. This is unusual for a Surrey village located less than a mile away from Britain's wealthy estate of St George's Hill - which itself was first developed by the well-known Byfleet builder, W G Tarrant.
The historic St Mary's Church dates back to at least the 14th century and among notable graves in the churchyard, are those of record-breaking Brooklands-based racing driver J G Parry-Thomas who died at Pendine Sands in Wales in 1927 while attacking the world Land Speed Record, Scottish aviation pioneer and Vickers' first test pilot Harold Barnwell who was killed flying a new prototype fighter at Joyce Green Aerodrome near Dartford, Kent, in 1917 and Ebeneezer Mears, who founded a well-known construction company which was based in the village for many years.