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Edda, a Saxon name, is the origin of the Addington CR0 name. The area was first known as Edintona and later as Eddintone. Most people associate it with the Addington Palace. Addington Palace, summer home for the Archbishops of Canterbury between 1807 and 1897, is situated in this CR0 area. Originally, the Palace was a 16th-century manor named Addington Place. Two hundred years later, the manor was rebuilt as a mansion and renamed. In the present day, the mansion houses an elegant wedding venue, a country club, golf courses, and various relaxation facilities. The beautiful surrounding gardens still have the original layout.
The Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin stands on the site of a 1080 or even older church. The chancel and windows date from the 11th century. The 13th-century South Isle had a thatched roof. The oldest bell supposedly dates from the 14th century. This CR0 church is a grade I listed building. The inaccessible crypt is the resting place of the Leigh family, a Lord Mayor of London, and six Archbishops of Canterbury who lived at Addington Palace. The churchyard has World War I and II war graves. John Cavell and Michael Perham were curates here.
Addington Cricket Club was formed in the 18th century or even earlier. The first recording comes from 1743 when the Addington Cricket Club won against London Cricket Club. In 1744, Slindon Cricket Club challenged “any parish in England”. This South London club was one of the two that accepted the challenge. The match was canceled due to bad weather conditions. Well-known English cricketer Tom Faulkner, George Jackson, and John Harris have played for this club. Records of the club’s games stop in 1752. The local cricket ground is one of the oldest in the UK. It still hosts cricket games.