At MKL waste we pride ourselves in providing the best house clearance in Blackfriars EC4 area. If you need a full house clearance or just want a one item to be removed, we are the company to call. Our house clearance service is the most comprehensive on the market. We will tidy up after leaving the property in the state when we arrived. We take all waste to a responsible licensed waste transfer stations to be disposed off properly. Our rate is based on the amount and weight of the items to be cleared against the time taken. We are fully licensed; hold full public liability insurance and registered with the Environment Agency. All our house clearance team are dedicated, experienced and friendly. We assist in the re-use of as many of the items we clear as possible, enabling us to offer a solution to the environmentally friendly. We are delighted to take items to charity shops on behalf of our clients.
Blackfriars – The area, which lies south of Ludgate Hill, is named after the Blackfriars’ Dominican monastery of 1221 to 1538 and became a fashionable suburb of the City in the seventeenth century when residents included the playwright Ben Jonson, the artist Anthony Van Dyck and William Shakespeare , who is believed to have moved into a house on Ireland Yard in 1612. Despite modern redevelopment and Second World War bombing Blackfriars has retained much of its medieval street pattern of small, twisting lanes. Ireland Yard, Blackfriars William Shakespeare is believed to have moved to the street in 1612 to be near Richard Burbage’s theatre (see below), where he acted. Blackfriars Monastery The Dominican monastery of Blackfriars, founded in 1221 in Shoe Lane, north of Fleet Street, moved here in 1278 and was used as a meeting place by Parliament in 1311 and a storehouse for state records the following decade. It was here in 1382 that the Archbishop of Canterbury’s council met to denounce John Wycliffe’s religious doctrines and translation of the Bible into English, and when the City was rocked by an earthquake as the hearing began Wycliffe, understandably, claimed the event as a sign of God’s discontent with the council’s decisions while the council, with equal confidence, took it as a sign of the Lord’s displeasure with Wycliffe and found against him. A 1529 court held at Blackfriars heard the divorce proceedings between Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII, and after Henry spoke the queen threw herself at his feet, begging for mercy, with the plea: ‘Alas! Sir, how have I offended you? These twenty years I have been your true wife and more, and by me ye have had children, although it hath pleased God to call them out of this world,’ thereby neatly encapsulating Henry’s main problem with Catherine – her inability to provide him with a male heir. Henry’s marriage to Catherine was later declared to be ‘utterly void and annulled’ – but without Rome’s blessing – which led to the break from the Church of Rome in 1533. Blackfriars Monastery was dissolved in 1538, most of the buildings being demolished soon after, and at the end of the century the surviving sections were used as a playhouse, where Shakespeare’s company, the King’s Players, acted, and which was closed by the Puritans in 1642. Apart from a fragment of the original wall in Ireland Yard, all remaining traces of the monastery perished in the Fire of London, but excavations in 1890 uncovered an arcade, which was taken to Selsdon Park, Croydon, and in 1925 part of the choir, which was moved to St Dominic’s Priory, Haverstock Hill.