Horton Kirby Paper Mill, Horton Kirby and South Darenth

A paper mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

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This mill was constructed on the site of an original corn mill by John Hall, millwright of Dartford in 1820. There is no evidence to suggest that the paper mill was ever water-powered, its location being purely for the cooling of its engines. The paper mill was operating under the name of William Nash & Company, who moved here in the mid-1980's from Nash's Mill at St Paul's Cray. In 2005 it was converted into housing. The chimney survives and is Grade II listed.

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Power source
Mill type
River Darent
Mill function Paper mill
Archive ID 10957
Location Horton Kirby and South Darenth, Sevenoaks
Historic county Kent
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR TQ 563 695
Latitude/longitude 51.40306365, 0.24603560



  • The paper mill c 1910. Image courtesy of Rob Cumming.
  • The mill in disrepair, August 2007. Photo by Rob Cumming.
  • The chimney wrapped in plastic, January 2017. Photo by Linda Green.
  • The chimney, December 2017. Photo by Linda Green.



Rob Cumming. Carole Leith, December 2017-January 2018.


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