Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for DARENT (The)

DARENT (The), a river of Kent. It rises near the boundary with Surrey, in the vicinity of Westerham; and runs about 20 miles N by eastward, past Brasted, Chipstead, Otford, Shoreham, Eynsford, Farningham, Sutton-at-Hone, and Dartford, to the Thames, near Long-reach. It is navigable to Dartford, and is there called Dartford-Creek. Spenser describes it as "the still Darent, in whose waters clean Ten thousand fishes play, and deck his pleasant stream."

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Kent AncC
Place names: DARENT     |     DARENT THE     |     THE DARENT
Place: Darenth

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