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Orchard Avenue is a road in the DA1 postcode area
The Borough of Dartford lies at the heart of the Thames Gateway, one of the largest growth areas in the UK.
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|VIEW THE DARTFORD AREA IN THE 1750s|
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.
|VIEW THE DARTFORD AREA IN THE 1800s|
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.
|VIEW THE DARTFORD AREA IN THE 1830s|
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.
|VIEW THE DARTFORD AREA IN THE 1860s|
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.
|VIEW THE DARTFORD AREA IN THE 1900s|
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.
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 wonderful mediaeval mural. The Royal Manor Gatehouse dates from the time of Henry VIII. The Borough's rich cultural and industrial heritage is depicted in the new Millennium mural. There is a fine museum and library in the town centre, which also has a wide range of shopping facilities. Two weekly markets are held in the town on Thursdays and Saturdays.From the town centre the land rises sharply to residential districts in the east and west. A number of beautiful and ancient parishes lie to the south of the town, each of which has its own links with English history. Evidence of this can be seen in the many fine churches and old buildings that remain. Darenth Country Park and Dartford Heath provide extensive public open space as well as recreational facilities.The key to Dartford?s success is its location. It is easily accessible, being at Junction 1 of the M25 motorway and only 17 miles from London. To the south, the town is by-passed by the A2. The Dartford Tunnels carry northbound traffic under the Thames and the stunning Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, opened in 1991, takes traffic moving southwards.Three branches of the railway network meet at Dartford, providing regular services to central London. The new international and domestic passenger station at Ebbsfleet lies on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, providing high speed train links to the continent via the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Bluewater is one of the largest shopping and leisure complexes in Europe. Built in a quarry at Stone, to the east of Dartford, it has major department stores and over 300 other shops, caf?s and restaurants in a landscaped setting surrounded by lakes and trees.
|OTHER UNDERGROUND MAP LOCATIONS NEAR HERE|
· Baker Crescent
· Bath Road
· Blackmans Close
· Brent Lane
· Cedar Road
· Christchurch Road
· Cochrane Drive
· Coniston Close
· Constance Grove
· Cowdrey Court
· Crawford Avenue
· Dartford Heath
· Dartford Heath exit
· Dartford Science & Technology College
· Dartford Technology College
· Denver Road
· Derwent Close
· Egerton Close
· Elm Close
· Elm Road
· Gibbons Lane
· Gloucester Road
· Grosvenor Crescent
· Hardy Avenue
· Havelock Road
· Hawthorn Road
· Hazel Road
· Heath Close Road
· Heathclose Avenue
· Heathview Crescent
· Helen Close
· King Edward Avenue
· Knole Road
· Landale Gardens
· Linden Avenue
· Links View
· Maple Road
· Marcus Road
· Millers Close
· Miskin Road
· Monks Orchard
· North Kent College
· Oakfield Children’s Centre
· Oakfield Primary Academy
· Pencroft Drive
· Priory Gardens
· Roseberry Gardens
· Rowan Crescent
· Seaton Road
· Shears Close
· Shepherds Lane
· Shepherds Lane
· The Spires
· Tower Road
· Vale Road
· Wentworth Drive
· West Hill Rise
· West Hill
· West Hill
· Willow Road
· Windermere Close
· Wyvern Close
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Roads are red; buildings are green
Other entries in blue above are featured articles
Ordnance Survey First Series. The first completed map was of the county of Kent in 1801. The first use of the term Ordnance Survey in manuscript was in 1801, but it did not appear on an engraved map until 1810. William Mudge was the effective head from the start and actual head of the Survey from 1804 to 1820.
Reproduced from the 1805 Ordnance Survey map.
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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