Croydon

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Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.4 mi south of Charing Cross.wikipedia
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London Borough of Croydon

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The principal settlement in the London Borough of Croydon, it is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London, with an extensive shopping district and night-time economy. Addington Palace is a Palladian-style mansion between Addington Village and Shirley, in the London Borough of Croydon.
At its centre is the historic town of Croydon from which the borough takes its name.

Croydon Airport

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By the early 20th century, Croydon was an important industrial area, known for car manufacture, metal working and Croydon Airport.
Located in Croydon, South London, England, it opened in 1920 and was developed as Britain's main airport, handling more cargo, mail, and passengers than any other UK airport at the time.

North End, Croydon

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Road traffic is diverted away from a largely pedestrianised town centre, mostly consisting of North End.
North End is a pedestrianised road in Central Croydon, which includes entrances to the town's two main shopping centres, Centrale and the Whitgift Centre.

Purley, London

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Croydon lies on a transport corridor between central London and the south coast of England, to the north of two high gaps in the North Downs, one taken by the A23 Brighton Road and the main railway line through Purley and Merstham and the other by the A22 from Purley to the M25 Godstone interchange.
It is located south of the town of Croydon, and 11.7 miles south of Charing Cross.

Tramlink

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The town is unique in Greater London for its Tramlink light rail transport system.
London Trams, previously Tramlink and Croydon Tramlink, is a light rail tram system serving Croydon and surrounding areas in South London, England.

Whitgift Centre

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In the mid 20th century these sectors were replaced by retailing and the service economy, brought about by massive redevelopment which saw the rise of office blocks and the Whitgift Centre, the largest shopping centre in Greater London until 2008.
The Whitgift Centre is a large shopping centre and office development in the centre of Croydon, London, opened in stages between 1968 and 1970.

Surrey

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Historically part of the hundred of Wallington in the county of Surrey, at the time of the Norman conquest of England Croydon had a church, a mill, and around 365 inhabitants, as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
During the Roman era, the only important settlement within the historic area of Surrey was the London suburb of Southwark (now part of Greater London), but there were small towns at Staines, Ewell, Dorking, Croydon and Kingston upon Thames.

Surrey Iron Railway

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The Surrey Iron Railway from Croydon to Wandsworth opened in 1803 and was the world's first public railway.
The Surrey Iron Railway (SIR) was a horse-drawn plateway that linked Wandsworth and Croydon via Mitcham, all then in Surrey but now suburbs of south London, in England.

Croydon Palace

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The church and the archbishops' manor house occupied the area still known as "Old Town". Nevertheless, many of the buildings of the original Croydon Palace survive, and are in use today as Old Palace School.
Croydon Palace, in Croydon, now part of south London, was the summer residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years.

London to Brighton Way

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The town lies on the line of the Roman road from London to Portslade, and there is some archaeological evidence for small-scale Roman settlement in the area: there may have been a mansio (staging-post) here.
The road passes through Streatham and Croydon, then through the Caterham Valley gap in the North Downs.

Addington Palace

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However, the palace gradually became dilapidated and surrounded by slums and stagnant ponds, and in 1781 the archbishops sold it, and in its place purchased a new residence at nearby Addington. Addington Palace is a Palladian-style mansion between Addington Village and Shirley, in the London Borough of Croydon.
Addington Palace is an 18th-century mansion in Addington near Croydon in south London, England.

Old Palace School

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Nevertheless, many of the buildings of the original Croydon Palace survive, and are in use today as Old Palace School.
The Old Palace of John Whitgift School is an independent school for girls in Croydon, London.

Surrey Street Market

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In 1276 Archbishop Robert Kilwardby acquired a charter for a weekly market, and this probably marks the foundation of Croydon as an urban centre.
Surrey Street Market (also known as Croydon Market) is a street market located in Surrey Street, Croydon, south London.

Shirley, London

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Addington Palace is a Palladian-style mansion between Addington Village and Shirley, in the London Borough of Croydon.
It is located east of Croydon, on the border with the London Borough of Bromley, and 10 miles south south-east of Charing Cross.

Park Hill Recreation Ground

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Regular meetings became established first on a course at Park Hill in 1860 and from 1866 at Woodside, where particularly good prizes were offered for the races run under National Hunt rules.
Park Hill Recreation Ground is a 15 acre park near the centre of Croydon, Greater London, managed by the London Borough of Croydon.

Croydon Minster

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The church and the archbishops' manor house occupied the area still known as "Old Town".
A charter issued by King Coenwulf of Mercia refers to a council which had taken place close to what is called the monasterium (meaning minster) of Croydon.

Croydon Canal

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The second, opened in 1809, was the Croydon Canal, which branched off the Grand Surrey Canal at Deptford.
The Croydon Canal ran 9.25 mi from Croydon, via Forest Hill, to the Grand Surrey Canal at New Cross in south London, England.

Whitgift Foundation

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The Elizabethan Whitgift Almshouses, the "Hospital of the Holy Trinity", in the centre of Croydon at the corner of North End and George Street, were erected by Archbishop John Whitgift.
The Whitgift Foundation is a charity based in Croydon, South London, England.

Allders

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New stores opened and expanded in central Croydon, including Allders, Kennards and Grade II listed Grants, as well as the first Sainsbury's self-service shop in the country.
The original store was established in 1862 in Croydon by Joshua Allder.

Bishop of Croydon

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In addition to the suffragan Bishop of Croydon, the Vicar of Croydon is an important preferment.
The Bishop of Croydon oversees the Episcopal Area of Croydon, which is made up of the Archdeaconries of Croydon and Reigate.

New Addington

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The remaining slums were cleared shortly after Second World War, with much of the population relocated to the isolated new settlement of New Addington.
It is located south-east of Croydon and south-west of Bromley, close to the border with the London Borough of Bromley.

Grants of Croydon

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New stores opened and expanded in central Croydon, including Allders, Kennards and Grade II listed Grants, as well as the first Sainsbury's self-service shop in the country.
Grants of Croydon is an entertainment complex at 14–32 High Street, Croydon, London.

Anglican Diocese of Southwark

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Historically part of the Diocese of Canterbury, Croydon is now in the Diocese of Southwark.

Fairfield Halls

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The Fairfield Halls arts centre and event venue opened in 1962.
Fairfield Halls is an arts, entertainment and conference centre located in Croydon, London.

Centrale (Croydon)

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Another large shopping centre, Centrale, opened in 2004 opposite the Whitgift Centre, and adjoining the smaller Drummond Centre.
Centrale is a shopping centre in Croydon, South London, one of the largest covered retail developments in London.