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North Cray Place


Brief description of site

Foots Cray Place consists of two mid-18th-century landscape parks which were incorporated into one estate in the early-19th century.

Brief history of site

Foots Cray Place was built in about 1754 for Bourchier Cleeve. Nicholas Vansittart, Chancellor of the Exchequer acquired Foots Cray Place in 1822, and also purchased the adjoining estate, North Cray Place, eleven years later. Between 1822 and 1832 Vansittart employed William Sawrey Gilpin to make improvements to the joint estate. Lancelot Brown was involved in the development of North Cray Place, which was demolished in 1962. The early-19th-century property of Foots Cray and North Cray was subdivided later in the century. Thomas H Mawson worked at Foots Cray in 1903. In 1949, the house was damaged by fire and pulled down.

Location information:

Address: Foots Cray Place, Sidcup, Bexley, DA14 5BP

Locality: Sidcup

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Bexley

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 177 Grid Ref: TQ474716
Latitude: 51.4243 Longitude: 0.118672


Rail: Albany Park, Sidcup. Bus: 492, B14.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1754 to 1766

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 97

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