Sumner Gardens, CR0

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John Bird Sumner (25 February 1780 – 6 September 1862) was a former Archbishop of Canterbury. He died on Saturday September 6, 1862 at Addington Palace, aged 82, and was buried on September 12 in the graveyard of St Mary’s Church, Addington. Like many of the nearby roads it is named after a former Archbishop of Canterbury, who used Croydon Palace and later Addington Palace Mansion as a summer residence.

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