St Mary Cray  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described St Mary Cray like this:

CRAY (St. Mary), a village and a parish in Bromley district, Kent. The village stands on the rivulet Cray, and on the Mid Kent railway, 4½ miles E by S of Bromley; was once a market-town; includes a number of modern houses; and has a railway station with telegraph, a post office under Foots-Cray, London, S. ...

E., and fairs on 13 Feb. and 10 Sept. The parish comprises 2, 010 acres. Real property, £6, 923. Pop., 1, 46 4-Houses, 277. The property is much subdivided. There is a large paper-mill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop. The church is later English. There are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a literary institute, a police station, an endowed school with £70, and charities £12. . . .

St Mary Cray through time

St Mary Cray is now part of Bromley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bromley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about St Mary Cray itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Mary Cray, in Bromley and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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