House Clearance in Merrow
Few little facts about Merrow
Merrow is a village in the north-east corner of Guildford, Surrey. Although now a relatively anonymous suburb, the village can trace its origins back many hundreds of years. To the north is Clandon Park, once the home of the Onslow family, and now a National Trust property. Merrow remained a relatively small settlement right up to the 1950s, when the Bushy Hill estate was built. This development of several hundred houses was originally all council-owned, but since the 1980s, many have passed into private ownership.
The parish church of St John the Evangelist was built in the mid 12th century and a few early features have survived later additions, such as a Norman arch and a 13th century chapel.
The churchyard is the burial place of the Onslow family. There is a war memorial in the churchyard, dedicated to those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.
Merrow has a tennis club and a cricket club as well as a fitness club (which was formerly known as "Dragons"). Merrow Dramatic Society is claimed to be the oldest amateur dramatic group in Guildford, having been in existence for over 80 years.
Merrow Downs in prehistory is the setting for two of the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling: "How the First Letter was Written" and "How the Alphabet was Made".
Residents of Merrow are known as Merrovians.