House Clearance in Witley
Few little facts about Witley
Witley is a village in Surrey.Witley appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Witlei. Its domesday assets were held by Gislebert (Gilbert), son of Richere de L'Aigle.
Witley Park, the home of Whitaker Wright, was built in the 1890s at a cost of £1.85 million. It was one of the most lavish private residences in the world. The grounds included a series of three interconnecting lakes and an underwater 'billiards' room. The main building burnt to the ground in 1953. Today the grounds and remaining buildings serve as a conference centre.
Witley Common, which belongs to the National Trust, lies to the west of the village.
David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945), British Prime Minister, had a house called Timbers, which he would visit whenever he needed to escape from the stress of high office.
Terry Scott (1927 - 1994), comedian, known notably for the BBC domestic sitcom Terry and June with June Whitfield, lived in the village.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880), English novelist, spent her final years in the village.