Once a handsome riverside village, Mortlake had a brief period of fame as the site of the English Tapestry Workshops until the end of the civil war. The tower is the oldest part of the church, built by order of Henry the Eighth in 1543.
Perhaps the area’s most noteworthy structure is the late Victorian tomb of the explorer, linguist and ‘Arabian Nights’ translator, Richard Burton. A life-size stone tent must be one of the oddest sights in any English cemetery. Tommy Cooper, whose ashes are spread here, might have appreciated its incongruity.
Among the more conventional surrounding buildings, timber remains a natural and enduring construction component. Wooden floors are still valuable in buildings old and new: good-looking, hygienic, easy to keep clean - and extremely durable.
They repay good attention and regular maintenance. If your floors are looking grubby, tired or marked - or with more serious damage - it’s time to restore them to good health. Call on a professional Mortlake floor sanding company for repair and restoration.
For all your wood floor sanding needs, Sanding Wood Floors are your first choice in Mortlake SW14.
Worried about dust and mess? Modern sanding machines offer virtual dust free sanding. We ensure you will lose a minimum of trade while we work. Flexible hours provide the possibility of working around your schedule at weekends or overnight.
Whether your floors are hardwood boards or parquet blocks - in an office, school, domestic building, gym or restaurant - you will be proud of your restored and finished floor.
So ask us today for your free assessment. With our 20 years’ experience on all kinds of floors, you will get only the very best advice for your particular flooring needs.
We insist on the highest quality in both products and workmanship. These provide the best value and ensure that your floor will last - and continue to impress your family, staff or visitors with its looks and quality.
Contact Mortlake Floor Sanding Specialists for the complete floor renovation service throughout SW14 area.
* A free assessment at your home
* set prices to meet your budget
* the best advice on repairs, restoration and sealing
* friendly, efficient teams working to the highest standards
* modern machinery producing minimal mess and disruption.
* maintenance tips and advice for your restored floor
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Did you know about Mortlake?
Mortlake is a district of London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is on the south bank of the River Thames between Kew and Barnes with East Sheen inland to the south. Mortlake was part of Surrey until 1965. Mortlake appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Mortelage. It was held by Archbishop Lanfranc of Canterbury. Mortelage is thought to mean a small stream containing young salmon, referring to a fishery in the area on a former tributary of the River Thames which is now gone.
Its most famous former resident is Elizabeth I's advisor, John Dee. The cemetery of St Mary Magdalen’s Roman Catholic Church Mortlake contains the tomb of Sir Richard Burton, and the ashes of comic-magician Tommy Cooper are interred at Mortlake Crematorium. Since 1845, the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race has had its finish point at Mortlake, marked by the University Boat Race stone just downstream of Chiswick Bridge. Several other important rowing races over the Championship Course also either start or finish at the stone.
In the 1840s Charles James Philips acquired Mortlake Brewery, which had existed since the fifteenth century. In 1889 the brewery was acquired by James Watney & Co., which in 1898 became Watney Combe & Reid after acquiring Messrs. Combe Delafield and Co. and Messrs. Reid and Co. When Watney's Stag Brewery in Victoria, London, was demolished in 1959, the name was transferred to Mortlake Brewery.
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