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Croydon, Croydon

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Croydon, Croydon

Administrative CountyCroydon
Traditional CountySurrey
OS GridTQ3365
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan

Other names by which Croydon, Croydon has been known in the past

Cradidin ~ Croidon ~ East Croydon ~ West Croydon ~ Croindene

Croydon, Croydon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Croydon, parl. and mun. bor., market town, and par., Surrey -- par. and bor., 9001 ac., pop. 78,953; 3 Banks, 12 newspapers. Market-days, Thursday and Saturday. C. is 10 miles S. of London Bridge, but forms practically a S. suburb of the metropolis, and contains numerous handsome villas of London merchants. It has 6 stations -- Addiscombe Road, Central, East, New, South, West -- connecting the town with the main lines and branches of the London, Brighton, and South Coast and South-Eastern Railways. The weekly corn and cattle markets constitute the chief business of the town. There are no mfrs. C. is a place of great antiquity. It has many traces of the Romans. The archiepiscopal palace, of which the chapel and hall still remain, is supposed to have been founded by Lanfranc (1005-1089); it was the occasional residence of his successors until 1757. C. is the capital of E. Surrey, and assizes are held alternately there and at Guildford. It was made a mun. bor. in 1883, and a parl. bor. in 1885; it returns 1 member.

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