The village of Horton Kirby is situated in the civil parish of Horton Kirby and South Darenth.

Horton Kirby School

Horton Kirby School is the local Church of England primary School and caters for pupils aged between 4-11 years of age. The last official Offstead report in 2008 (there was also an interim report in 2011 that showed that the school had retained it's good performance rating) showed that the Horton Kirby School had 282 pupils in attendance with a mixed race background.

As per the Offstead report procedure, a number of parents were asked to fill in a pre-inspection questionnaire, the majority of the reports that were returned showed that the parents were supportive of the school. The report also stated that horton Kirby School is a harmonious School were pupils do well, the headteacher was shown to have developed a strong team approach which supports the school's actions for improvement.

The report gave the Horton Kirby School an overall effectiveness rating of Grade 2 , the overall effectiveness scoring table can be viewed below.

Grade 1 Outstanding
Grade 2 Good
Grade 3 Satisfactory
Grade 4 Inadequate

Horton Kirby Cricket Club

Horton Kirby Cricket Club was originally founded in the year of 1882 and has a number of teams across all age-groups (including four senior teams) that compete in local and national cricket leagues. All age groups are welcome at Horton Kirby CC and allenquires are welcome.

Dane Bull who looks after the junior teams (5-16 years) can be contacted at or by calling on 07930163232.

All adult enquiries can be made by emailing the Horton Kirby Cricket Club at

The CC adress is Franks Lane Horton Kirby Kent Club phone number: 01322-863023


The Bull Horton Kirby

The Bull Horton Kirby is a local pub which serves a wide range of local beers and ales. Local Horton Kirby brews include ciders, Stout, Porter, mild and dark beers. The Bull Horton Kirby is acredited by LocAle and always guarantee's that at least one beer that the Bull pub is serving is brewed within a 30 mile area of the pub itself.

The Bull often hosts regular specialits themed ale & beer evenings where breweries showcase their beverages. Hot food is available, with a curry night every second and fourth Wednesday in the month.

The Bull Horton Kirby also runs a bingo evening, poker tournament and Spanish tapas night. Lombard St Horton Kirby, Dartford DA4 9DF 01322 862 274


Horton Kirby Paper Mill

The paper mill in Horton Kirby can trace it's timeline back to the early 1800's (approx 1820 to be precise) and was a major employer in the Horton kirby area in the mid 19th century. the mill has gone through many guises over the years, originally manufacturing paper for National newspapers the paer mill has been used for manufacturing shoelaces and various nuts and bolts for the war effort in the 1940's.



Horton Kirby Fishing

The Dartford District Angling & Preservation Society runs four lakes and a controlled section of the local river Darent, the lakes are known as Westminster, Viaduct, Western and the Silt pond. The lakes and the river Darent offer good fishing with carp caught weighing in at over 30ib, Bream, Pike, perch and roach. The local carp fishermen advise particles and bollies for the carp fishing and feeder's for the bream.

The Dartford District Angling & Preservation Society has currently over 3000 members and membership has to be applied for.

Membership prices are: Gentlemen £80 Ladies £55 Junior £35 OAP/5E £25 Companion £15 Pre junior £15 Rivers only £20 Key deposit £50 3rd rod £20 From 1st October JOINING FEES: Gentlemen £50 Ladies £25 Junior £15 Rivers and companions no fee You must be in possession of a current membership and Rod Licence before fishing Society waters. This includes Brooklands during the period when our other waters are closed - if you do not have a current membership you will be expected to pay the appropriate day ticket fees.

BROOKLANDS LAKES DAY TICKET PRICES: Adult one rod 12 hours £6 Adult two rods 12 hours £8 Adult 3 rods 12 hours £10 Adult three rods 24 hours £20 Adult three rods 48 hours £25 Children under 15 £3 per rod



Franks Hall Horton Kirby

Franks Hall Horton Kirby is a Grade 1 listed manor house which dates back to the late 16th century. Although nobody is now living in the maor house, it is still used as a business premises and can be hired for weddings and civil partnerships. Franks Hall, Franks Lane, Horton Kirby, Dartford, Kent, DA4 9JJ


Horton Kirby Village Hall

The village Hall in Horton Kirby is an ideal venue for holding wedding receptions, disco's and parties





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