Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Croydon, a town in Surrey on the river Wandle, 9 miles from London. The Roman Noviomagus was in its immediate vicinity, and the name Croindone occurs in Domesday Book. Many Roman relics have been found here, and there are traces of a British camp near Addington Park. Lanfranc held the manor of Croydon, and built an archiepiscopal palace, which was kept up until 1750. Parts of the building still remain. The streets are well laid out, and many handsome villas have sprung up in the district owing to railway facilities, there being seven stations. There is a handsome modern church and the usual public edifices. The Surrey summer assizes are held at Croydon alternately with Guildford.