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Foots Cray

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"FOOT'S CRAY, a parish in the hundred of Ruxley, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, in the county of Kent, 4½ miles N.E. of Bromley, and 5 from the Dartford station on the Gravesend section of the North Kent line. It is situated on the river Cray, a branch of the Darent, and belonged to a thane named Fot, or Vot, in the reign of Edward the Confessor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, value £251, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to All Saints, contains a Norman font, and an effigy of a Vaughan. The charities amount to £10 per annum. Foot's Cray Place, the seat of Lord Bexley, was built in 1750, after the design of Palladio's Villa."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2010]

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"SIDCUP, a hamlet in the parish of Foot's-Cray, Ruxley hundred, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, county Kent, 3½ miles S.E. of Eltham."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2010]

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