The name Croft is well known to fans of motorsports for the nearby Croft Circuit, which is built on the former aerodrome called RAF Croft.
St Peter's Church is an ancient 14th century style building , situated on the banks of the Tees. Lewis Carroll's father was Rector of Croft church and Archdeacon of Richmond from 1843-1868 . Historians believe Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat in the book Alice in Wonderland was inspired by a carving in Croft church.
Croft is the place were Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) wrote some of his books, it is also where his house is. Lewis was born on 27 January 1832.
Near the Church is Croft Hotel, or "The Croft" as it has been renamed. It is a 20 room hotel with an adjoining 1920s themed restaurant called "Raffles".