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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

DARTFORD, formerly called Darentford, is situated on the river Darent or Dart, from which it derives its name. Here was at one time a Roman station. It is in Axton and Dartford hundred, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, West Kent. The population in 1851 was 6,054. It is 15 miles from London by road, and 17 by railway. Here are gunpowder mills and extensive iron foundries, the property of Messrs. Hall. Paper making is also
carried on, on an extensive scale. The church of the Holy Trinity is a very ancient edifice in the Gothic style; in the interior are some very ancient monuments. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Bishop of Worcester. There are. chapels belonging to Baptists, Wesleyans, and Independents.

Public Houses in Dartford

 Dartford Traders in 1858 & Traders in 1858 part 2

W J Elwin, Postmaster, Spital street. Money Orders issued and paid from 9 a.m.
till 6 p.m. London letters and from all parts arrive at 10 p.m. and 11 a.m.;
dispatched 3 a.m., 20 min. before 2 p.m.; delivered in Dartford past 7 a.m.,
and 11 a.m.

Hills and Son, High street; draw on Commercial Bank of London.
Savings' Bank, held at owfield street; Mr. James Sharp, Treasurer; Mr. Edward
Deere, Actuary and Secretary.

Board of Health, J. Hayward, Clerk.
County Court Office, John Hayward, Solicitor, High street; Thomas odsell Pearce, Bailiff, High street.
Excise Office, Bull Hotel, High street.
Corn Market, held at the Bull, High street, and returns made.


Applegath, Augustus, esq., silk mills
Bray, Mr. William, East Cottage, Dartford road
Broomfield, Rev. Mr., vicar
Chapman, Henry, esq., Oakfield lodge
Collins, Mr. Charles, Bellevue villas, Dartford road
Culhane, Daniel, M.D., High street
Fisher, William Payne, esq., Spital street
Fpoks, William, esq., Bowman's lodge
Gibbon, Rev. William L., M.A., Overy street
Gibson, Charles Reginald, esq,, Bridge House
Hall, Edward, esq., Westgate House
Hayward, John, esq., High street
Herbert, George, esq.. Summer hill
Hills, Robert, esq., High street
Landale, John, esq., West Hill House .
Martin, Joseph Cooper, esq., Spital street
Minet, Mrs., Baldwyn's House
Satterthwaite, Edward, esq., Cranford Lodge
Russell, Alfred, esq., Spital street
Saxton, James, esq., Bellevue villas, Dartford road
Saunders, _, esq., Hythe place
Scarr,: Richard, esq., Dartford road
Snowden, Mr. James, Overy street
Speer, Mrs., Dartford road
Spurrel, Mr. Charles,.Hill house
Swaisland, Charles William, esq., Swiss Cottage, Dartford road
Tippetts, Richard, esq., West street
Wall, Miss, East hill
Waller, George, esq., West street
Ward, Mr. George, East hill
Watts, Edmund Turner, esq., Heath side
Willding, Mrs., Spital street

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
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