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Horton Kirby Paper Mill

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1820 The mill was constructed on the site of an earlier corn mill by John Hall, millwright of Dartford.

There is no evidence to suggest that the paper mill was ever water-powered, its location on the River Darenth being purely for the cooling of its engines.

1836 On John Hall's death, the mills was passed to his son Henry

1980s The paper mill was operating under the name of William Nash and Co, who moved there from Nash's Mill at St Paul's Cray.

2005 The mill was converted into housing. The chimney survives and is Grade II listed.

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  • [1] Mills Archive