Horton Kirby shown within Kent
|Civil parish||Horton Kirby and South Darenth|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Coordinates: Horton Kirby is a village in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. It is located on the River Darent, around four miles southeast of Dartford and around three miles east of Swanley, and close to the M20 motorway. Together with the nearby village of South Darenth, it forms the Horton Kirby and South Darenth civil parish.
Horton Kirby was part of Axstane Hundred, which in 1894 was replaced by Dartford Rural District. In 1974 the southern part of the rural district, including Horton Kirby, was transferred to Sevenoaks District under the Local Government Act 1972.
Horton Kirby Environmental Studies Centre provides nature and country life-related outdoor activities for schoolchildren from South London. Remains of a Roman villa were discovered on the Westminster Field recreation ground, just across the Darent from the village, in 1972.
The A225 road between Dartford and Sevenoaks passes to the west of Horton Kirby, on the opposite side of the Darent. Kent County Council bus route 414, operated by Arriva Southern Counties, runs from the village to Dartford via the A225. The nearest railway station is Farningham Road on the Chatham Main Line.
- "Horton Kirby Conservation Area Appraisal". Sevenoaks District Council. December 2003. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
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