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Barnes Cray, Bexley

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Barnes Cray, Bexley

Barnes Cray is a place in the London Borough of Bexley. Its name derives from the prominent local Barne family. Up until the Victorian era it was a hamlet a kilometre downstream of Crayford where no more than sixteen homes were clustered. A calico-printing works drew water power from the culverted River Wansunt in early Victorian times, being later adapted for the manufacture of rubber goods, then felt and finally Brussels carpets.
Administrative CountyBexley
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ5275
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code01322

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