Dartford, Kent

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Dartford is a settlement in Bexley, Kent

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Dartford within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Dartford in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Dartford, market town and par. with ry. sta., W. Kent, on river Darent, 17 miles E. of London by rail, 4251 ac. and 183 ac. tidal water and foreshore, pop. 10,163; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 3 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday; has corn and oil mills, an extensive gunpowder manufactory, calico and silk printing works, and a large iron foundry. There are still some remains of an Augustinian nunnery founded in 1355. Wat Tyler's insurrection commenced at D. in 1377. D. was the first place in Britain where a paper-mill was erected; ¾ m. from the town are the Dartford Creek Paper Mills.

Dartford in the Domesday Book

A village in Axton hundred, in the county of Kent.

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