Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Dartford

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.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "market town and parish with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Dartford AP/CP       Kent AncC
Place: Dartford

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