House clearance in Cranleigh
Few little facts about Cranleigh
Cranleigh is a large village, proclaimed the largest in England, and is situated 8 miles south east of Godalming in Surrey.Until the mid-1860s, the village was called "Cranley". The Post Office succeeded in getting the spelling changed to avoid confusion with nearby Crawley in West Sussex. The name is popularly - but incorrectly - believed to come from the large crane breeding grounds that were supposed to have been historically located at Vachery. The figure of a crane adorns the old drinking water fountain of 1874, that can still be found in the middle of the village in 'Fountain Square'.
Cranleigh was not mentioned in the Domesday Book, at that time being part of the manor of Shere.
Cranleigh possessed the first cottage hospital in the country founded by a local doctor in 1859. It has survived many attempts to close it, through fundraising by the local community. However it lost its beds for in-patients in May 2006.
The village has a public library and a recreation centre (which incorporates an indoor swimming pool).
Every year the Cranleigh & South Eastern Agricultural Society hold the Cranleigh Show, which is a traditional agricultural show.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr and his actress wife Barbara Bach live on the outskirts of the village
Richard O'Brien, star of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show, also lives in the village.