House clearance in Southwark SE1 and SE5
Few little facts about Southwark
Southwark, or the Borough, is an area of south-east London in the London Borough of Southwark. Southwark appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Sudwerc(h) and Sudwerche. It was held by several Surrey manors.
Southwark is the area of London immediately south of London Bridge. It will have the United Kingdom's tallest building in 2012, Shard London Bridge. It has been called The Borough since the 1550s, to contrast it with the neighbouring City, in later years to distinguish it from the larger Metropolitan Borough of Southwark and now to distinguish it from the much larger London Borough of Southwark. The core area of the Borough is virtually coterminous with the Guildable Manor.
Southwark was also the location of several prisons, including those of the Crown or 'Prerogative Courts', the Marshalsea and King's Bench prisons, that of the local manors courts e.g. Borough Compter, The Clink, and the Surrey county gaol originally housed at the 'White Lion Inn' (also called informally the 'Borough Gaol') and eventually at Horsemonger Lane Gaol.