Ruxley

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Ruxley
Ruxley is located in Greater London
Ruxley
Ruxley
 Ruxley shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ485704
London borough Bexley
Bromley
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SIDCUP
Postcode district DA14
Post town ORPINGTON
Postcode district BR5
Dialling code 020
01689
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Old Bexley and Sidcup
Orpington
London Assembly Bexley and Bromley
Bexley and Bromley
List of places
UK
England
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Coordinates: 51°24′47″N 0°08′11″E / 51.4131°N 0.1364°E / 51.4131; 0.1364

Ruxley is a small settlement in South East London, inside the London Boroughs of Bexley and Bromley. It lies close to the border of Greater London with Kent.

History[edit]

Ruxley was previously a civil parish of the Hundred of Ruxley, Sutton-at-Hone Lathe. However it was abolished in 1557 and the area was absorbed into the North Cray parish.[1][2]

Ruxley Gravel Pits is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.[3]

Transport[edit]

Ruxley is served by Transport for London bus routes 233 to Eltham via Sidcup and to Swanley, and 492 to Sidcup and Bluewater via Bexleyheath. The nearest rail link to Ruxley is at Sidcup station.