The church and its burial ground occupy an elevated site with good views to the south, its open setting across fields from the north making it an important landmark. The large picturesque churchyard has numerous tombs and is set behind brick and flint retaining walls, entered through a fine Gothic lych-gate of 1873. Yews and other trees are scattered throughout.
St Paulinus Church has long served the parish of Crayford, and the building dates from the 12th century but is largely early-14th century. Much of the north nave is Norman, and the tower and chapel were added in the 15th century. Built of ragstone and flint, it is unusual in having twin naves with the chancel positioned at the end and midway between them. The church was restored in 1862, the work undertaken by architect Joseph Clarke.
Visitor FacilitiesOpening is unrestricted. Church normally open 9am-noon Mon-Sat.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsOpening is unrestricted. Church normally open 9am-noon Mon-Sat.
DirectionsRail: Crayford then bus. Bus: 492.
- 12th Century
- Medieval (1066-1540)
Church of England, Diocese of Rochester, Archdeaconry of Bromley and Bexley
London Parks and Gardens Trust