Albion Road, DA1

Road in/near Dartford

(51.46031 0.24715, 51.46 0.247) 

Albion Road, DA1

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Road · Dartford · DA1 ·

A street within the DA1 postcode

Bridge Close, DA2 A street within the DA2 postcode
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Dartford Tunnel, DA2 Dartford Tunnel is a road in the DA1 postcode area
FastTrack, DA1 FastTrack is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, DA2 Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is a road in the DA2 postcode area
Shield Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode


Dartford lies at the heart of the Thames Gateway, one of the largest growth areas in the UK.

Dartford is going through a period of great change with a rising population and extensive new commercial and residential development.

Originally a Roman settlement, Dartford is an old market town connected in history with Wat Tyler’s rebellion of 1381. Dartford was known at various times in its history as Darentford, Tarentford and Dorquentford.

The town centre boasts notable historic buildings. Holy Trinity Church dates from Norman times and has a mediaeval mural. The Royal Manor Gatehouse dates from the time of Henry VIII.

There is a museum and library in the town centre, which also has a wide range of shopping facilities. Two weekly markets are held in the town on Thursdays and Saturdays.

A number of ancient parishes lie to the south of the town, each of which has its own links with English history. Evidence of this can be seen in the many fine churches and old buildings that remain. Darenth Country Park and Dartford Heath provide extensive public open space as well as recreational facilities.

The first station was opened in Dartford by the South Eastern Railway on 30 July 1849, taking the line from there to London. The original station building had an Italianate design; this was replaced by a glass and metal ticket office complex in 1972.


In the neighbourhood...

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Littlebrook Deepwater Pier lies in the shadow of the Dartford Crossing’s Queen Elizabeth Bridge. It provided a mooring point for the nearby decommissioned Littlebrook Power Station.
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