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Dartford, a Kentish market town, 16 miles S.E. of London, on the Darenth near its junction with the Thames, and on the North Kent Railway. The ancient church has an embattled tower, and there are remains of an Augustinian convent founded by Edward III. The first English paper mill was established here, as was also the first iron rolling mill. The town has paper, corn, and oil mills, a large foundry, a gunpowder factory, and calico and silk printing works.