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Cudham church, dedicated to St Peter & St Paul, is mentioned in the Domesday Book.[1] 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, being in the county of Greater London, is still under Transport for London remit despite being outside London and is served by a London Buses bus service, with the R5/R10 connecting the area with Orpington via Green Street Green and also to Knockholt in Kent. The closest rail links to the area are Chelsfield station and Knockholt station, in Travelcard Zone 6.


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


  1. ^ "History of the Parishes". The united benefice of Cudham & Downe.

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