Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Dartford. You may be able to find further references to Dartford in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
DARTFORD a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Dartford within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Karl Moritz Chapter 2: Entering London 3
William Camden Kent 2
William Cobbett Dec. 4th to 5th, 1821: Kentish Journal 2
John Byng A Tour into Kent, 1790 1
Charles Wesley 1745: London, Bristol and South Wales 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 1
Celia Fiennes 1697: Through Kent to Canterbury and Dover 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Crayford 2 2
Slade Green 0 2
Wilmington 1 2
Hawley 0 1
Bexley 18 2
Stone 0 2
Erith 2 2
Sutton At Hone 0 3
Darenth 0 5
Bexleyheath 0 2
North Cray 2 2
Lessness 0 2
Greenhithe 0 2
West Thurrock 0 3
Swanley 0 2
Ruxley 0 3
Greenstreet Green 0 2
Belvedere 0 2
Lamorbey 0 3
Swanscombe 2 2