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Crayford, a Historic Site and a Thriving Suburb
Crayford is an area centred around the A207 Crayford Road and Roman Way as well as the A2000 Old Road. It lies just east of Bexleyheath with Bexley to the south-west, Dartford to the east and Barnehurst to the north. It's thought Crayford has had a long and rich history with archaeological artefacts in the area dating back to 30BC. It's also the site for one of the most important battles in history which took place in AD456 or 457. Crayford has been growing slowly over the years with its population in 1831 recorded as 2022 people. For centuries it was an area associated with the printing of ties, calico cloths and silk scarves. Crayford Railway Station opened in 1886 and today has services to London Cannon St, Charing Cross and Gravesend amongst other destinations. The River Cray runs through the heart of the suburb with Cray Gardens also a focal point. Crayford is known nowadays by many for its greyhound track which hosts many important races. Some other nearby areas within easy reach of Crayford include Barnes Cray DA1, Stone, Hawley and Darenth DA2, Greenhithe DA9 and Slade Green DA8.