House clearance in Churt
Few little facts about Churt
Churt is a village and civil parish in the borough of Waverley in Surrey. The village of churt is recorded as being part of the "Great Sacks" that belonged to the Bishop of Winchester. Frensham Great Pond, dug to provide the Bishop of Winchester, Hædde, with fresh fish, is the north border. Both the great and little pond were emptied during the world wars as they were landmarks usuable by enemy bombers. The ponds have also been used in numerous films; Carry on Jack, The Mummy and more recently Eden Lake.
Industrialist Frank Mason spent the later part of his life in the area, and provided the community with a village hall, which remains the hub of the village.
The Blue Peter presenter John Noakes lived in the village.
The amateur astronomer Richard Carrington, whose 1859 astronomical observations first corroborated the existence of solar flares, moved to Churt in 1865. He founded a private observatory and lived here until his death in 1875.