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Royal Victoria Mill, Dartford, Kent

Gill, Jonathan Royal Victoria Mill, Dartford, Kent. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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To the east of Dartford town centre is a single storey building of relatively unimpressive appearance currently used by the Royal Air Force Association as their
Battle of Britain Memorial Hall. This is the surviving base of a formerly five storey tall coin mill which was constructed in the later 18th century and which must have
been one of Dartford's more impressive landmarks prior to the removal of its roof and upper four storeys in 1941. It is now proposed to remove the surviving section of
the buitdtng to allow the construction of a bus priority route through the centre of Dartford and the current programme of buílding recording and investigation is being
undertaken as part of an Environmental Assessment prior to the work. The current recording and research confirmed that the structure is of local historicql interest but
that much as its significance, particularly as a well-known local landmark, was removed with the upper storeys in 1941. Although the structure is of limited
significance as q piece of architecture it does hold the potential to retain significant
archaeological remains relating to its former use as a mill.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Buildings
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 11:34
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 11:34
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6462

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