Cudham shown within Greater London
|OS grid reference|
|– Charing Cross||15.5 mi (24.9 km) NNW|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|London Assembly||Bexley and Bromley|
Cudham is a village in the London Borough of Bromley. It is located on the Greater London border with Kent bordering the Sevenoaks District. It lies south of Orpington and north west of Sevenoaks. It located 15.5 miles (24.9 km) south-southeast of Charing Cross.
Cudham church, dedicated to St Peter & St Paul, is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The Blacksmith's Arms, originally a 17th-century farmhouse, has memorabilia of the music hall artiste known as "Little Tich". Cudham was part of Bromley Rural District from 1894 and Orpington Urban District from 1934 to 1965. The village was therefore part of Kent (and therefore administered by Kent County Council) until the creation of Greater London on 1 April 1965. Cudham Recreation Ground, behind the church and pub, is home to Cudham Wyse Cricket Club, which was formed in 1965.
Cudham hosts one of the oldest village shows and fetes dating back to Victorian times, annually on the August Bank Holiday Monday.
Cudham also hosts the famous annual Cudham Craic music festival, a popular 2 day music event in Cudham's recreation ground promoted by KentBand.com.
- "History of the Parishes". The united benefice of Cudham & Downe.
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