Searching for "CRAYFORD"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    Crayford, Footscray, North Cray, St. Paul's-Cray, and Keston; the vicarages of Addington, Bexley, Croydon, Cudham, Dartford, Erith, Hayes Imperial
    Crayford Kent Crayford , par. and vil. with ry. sta., W. Kent, 8 miles SE. of Greenwich, 2457 ac. (29 water) and 144 tidal Bartholomew
    CRAYFORD Kent CRAYFORD , a village and a parish in Dartford district, Kent. The village stands on the rivulet Cray, near the Lee and Dartford Imperial
    CRAY (The) Kent past the Crays and through the Crayford marshes, to the river Darent, between Dartford and the Thames. It has good trout. Imperial
    DARTFORD Kent Crayford; and the sub-district of Farningham, containing the parishes of Farningham, Horton-Kirby, Eynesford, Lullingstone, Kingsdown, Ridley, Ash, Hartley Imperial
    Howbury Kent Howbury , place, in par. and 1½ mile NE. of Crayford, W. Kent. Bartholomew
    LESSNESS Kent Erith, Crayford, Plumstead, and East Wickham. Acres, 11,659. Pop. in 1851,14.205; in 1861,32,584. Houses, 4,645. Imperial
    LONDON London
    Crayford, Down, East Wicklham, Erith, Farnborough, Foots-Cray, H ayes, Keston, North Cray, Orpington, St. Mary Cray, St. Paul Cray Imperial
    LONG REACH Kent Crayfordness to Greenhithe, between the Dartford and the West Thurrock marshes. It has a depth of from 5 to 6 fathoms Imperial
    MONGEHAM (GREAT) Kent Crayfords. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £469.* Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church Imperial
    Northend Kent Northend , hamlet, Crayford par., Kent, ½ mile S. of Erith. Bartholomew
    NORTHEND Kent NORTHEND , a hamlet in Crayford parish, Kent; ½ a mile S of Erith. Pop., 191. Imperial
    Perry Street Kent Perry Street , hamlet, Crayford par., Kent, 1½ mile NW. of Dartford. Bartholomew
    PERRY-STREET Kent PERRY-STREET , a hamlet in Crayford parish, Kent; ½ a mile N of Crayford village. Imperial
    Sidcup Kent miles SW. of Crayford sta. and 13 miles SE. of London; P.O., T.O. Sidcup Lodge and Sidcup House are seats. Bartholomew
    Slade Green Kent Slade Green , hamlet, Crayford par., Kent, 2 miles NW. of Dartford. Bartholomew
    SLADE-GREEN Kent SLADE-GREEN , a hamlet in Crayford parish, Kent; 2 miles NNW of Dartford. Imperial
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