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St Mary Cray, Bromley

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St Mary Cray, Bromley

St Mary Cray is a town on the River Cray in South East London, and is part of the London Borough of Bromley. It was historically a part of Kent, and still lies near the border of Greater London with the county. It was originally called South Cray, identifying it as the southernmost settlement on the river. Like nearby St Paul's Cray, it has been somewhat overshadowed by the growth of Orpington, which now provides local communities with their main shopping and business facilities.
Post townORPINGTON
Administrative CountyBromley
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ4667
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code01689
 

Other names by which St Mary Cray, Bromley has been known in the past

Cray ~ Cray St Mary ~ Cray Stmary ~ Saint Marie Crey ~ Stmary Cray

St Mary Cray, Bromley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Cray, St Mary, par. and vil. with ry. sta., W. Kent, 2 miles S. of Foots Cray, 2028 ac., pop. 1906; P.O., T.O.

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