House Clearance in Pyrford
Few little facts about Pyrford
Pyrford is a village in Surrey and is bisected by the River Wey Navigation.The name 'Pyrford' is derived from the Saxon name 'Pyrianford', which is believed to mean 'Pear Tree Ford'.
For centuries it had historical links with the monastery of Westminster, in whose possession it remained between the Norman Conquest and the Dissolution of the Monasteries nearly five hundred years later.
The Church of St. Nicholas in the medieval settlement area of Pyrford was built around 1140 and is a fine example of a complete Norman church.It is thought likely that Queen Elizabeth I would have worshipped at St. Nicholas Church. She reputedly donated a silver chalice to the church in 1570.
It is also home to Pyrford Cricket Club. Founded in 1858, which is one of the oldest cricket clubs in Surrey.
Pyrford is mentioned in The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells, in which it is near the landing site of the third of ten Martian invasion cylinders.