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. T...