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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

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