House Clearance in Farnham
Few little facts about Farnham
Farnham is a town in Surrey, within the Borough of Waverley.Farnham is listed as Fearnhamme in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Fearn refers to the fern and bracken of the land and Hamme to the water meadows. They arrived in the 6th century and, in 688 the West Saxon King Caedwalla donated the district around Farnham to the Church, and to the diocese of Winchester. This was the first mention of Farnham in written history.
The Black Death hit Farnham in 1348, killing about 1,300 people, at that time about a third of the population.
Farnham is of historic interest, with many old buildings, including a number of Georgian houses. Farnham Castle overlooks the town. A short distance south-east of the town centre are the ruins of Waverley Abbey, Moor Park House and Mother Ludlam's Cave.
The radical MP, soldier, farmer, journalist and publisher William Cobbett was born in Farnham in 1763.
William Herbert Allen, the notable English landscape watercolour artist, lived and worked in Farnham for most of his career.