Horton Kirby

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Horton Kirby
Horton Kirby is located in Kent
Horton Kirby
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51°23′24″N 0°15′07″E / 51.389980°N 0.252050°E / 51.389980; 0.252050Coordinates: 51°23′24″N 0°15′07″E / 51.389980°N 0.252050°E / 51.389980; 0.252050

Horton Kirby is a village in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. It is located on the River Darent, about 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Dartford and about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Swanley, close to the M20 motorway. Together with the nearby village of South Darenth, it forms the Horton Kirby and South Darenth civil parish.

Heritage[edit]

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 in 1972 on the Westminster Field recreation ground, just across the Darent from the village.[1] The discovery was made when new main sewage drains were being dug. The extra costs of diverting these to save the villa were met by public subscription, with the help of local schoolchildren. The remains include those of a Roman granary at least 100 ft in length and 60 ft wide. The site was back-filled after preservation work was completed.[2]

Transport[edit]

Roads[edit]

The A225 road between Dartford and Sevenoaks passes to the west of Horton Kirby, on the opposite side of the River Darent. The M20 is also close by.

Rail and bus[edit]

The closest National Rail station is Farningham Road, 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north of Horton Kirby. The village is served by a half-hourly daytime, Monday-to-Saturday bus service No. 414 between South Darenth and Dartford.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horton Kirby Conservation Area Appraisal" (PDF). Sevenoaks District Council. December 2003. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Kent Archaeological Review No. 29 (Autumn 1972). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ Operator's timetable Retrieved 7 June 2017.

External links[edit]

  • A history of the mills can be found here