River Study - River Darent
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Lullingstone Roman Villa

Lullingstone Roman villa was discovered in 1939, and contains some of the finest excavated remains of a Roman villa in Britain.

The Romans settled here to take advantage of good farmland close to water and sloping land to catch the warmth of the sun.

The river Darent would have been far larger than the one we see today; many streams rushed down the hills on each side to meet it. Many of these streams have dried up and no longer exist. The river Darent today is shallow.

The Eynsford Viaduct can be seen in the photo above. It carries the Swanley to Sevenoaks railway line which was open in 1862.

The Source Westerham Brasted
Sundridge Chipstead Otford
Shoreham Lullingstone Roman Villa Eynsford
Farningham Horton Kirby - Features of a river Dartford
Dartford Factories Salt Marshes Mouth
Human Influence Deposition Meander
Erosion Measuring the river

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I teach computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.