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North Cray is a place in the London Borough of Bexleymarker, southeast Londonmarker, Englandmarker, 20 km (12.5 miles) east southeast of Charing Crossmarker. It lays on the River Craymarker and is in the Cray Meadows electoral ward which also includes Foots Craymarker. The post town for North Cray is Sidcupmarker and the postcode is DA14marker, close by to the north is DA5marker post code in the post town of Bexleymarker.

North Cray was previously a civil parish in the Hundred of Ruxleymarker, Sutton-at-Honemarker Lathe. The settlement Ruxleymarker had its own parish but it was abolished in 1557 and the area was absorbed into North Cray parish. North Cray was within Kent up until the creation of Greater Londonmarker in 1965. From 1894 to 1934 North Cray was within the Bromley Rural Districtmarker, then it was in the Chislehurst and Sidcup Urban Districtmarker from 1934 to 1965; then finally the London Borough of Bexley from 1965 which remains today.

References

  1. North Cray and Ruxley, British History Online
  2. North Cray history at www.idealhomes.org



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