House Clearance in Stoke D Abernon
Few little facts about Stoke-D-Abernon
Stoke d'Abernon is a small village situated in Surrey. Stoke d’Abernon lay within the Saxon administrative district of Elmbridge hundred. Stoke d'Abernon appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Stoche. It was held by Richard Fitz Gilbert.
The suffix d'Abernon comes from a family who came over at the time of the Norman conquest in 1066. Its church, St Mary's, is Saxon with Norman and Victorian additions, and is famous for its monumental brasses, among them the oldest in the country.
The great William Marshal who was regent of England from 1217-1219 spent his honeymoon here in the summer of 1189 with his new wife, Isabelle de Clare.
The distinguished diplomat Sir Edgar Vincent (1857-1941) lived locally in the early 20th century and took the title Viscount D'Abernon.
Stoke d'Abernon is also home to the training ground of Premier League football club Chelsea.
The England Test cricketer and captain, Bob Willis, grew up in the village and learnt to play at several local village clubs before his professional career in the 1970s and 80s.
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