The Lower Lines, Brompton - Defence and Experimentation

Location
Ng07 (Newton Building), Canterbury Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Category
Arts and Humanities
Date(s)
Thursday 12 December 2019 (19:00-20:30)
Contact
If you have any questions or for further information please contact the event organisers.
Description
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James Holman (Canterbury Archaeological Trust)

The threat of French invasion in the early 19th century led to the expansion of the Great Lines to improve the defence of Chatham Dockyard. Never used militarily, these Lower Lines became a focus for training and experimentation for the Royal Engineers at Brompton. Later the site would form the headquarters for the Nore Command during the Second World War. This talk will explore the history and archaeology of the site as uncovered during work between 2007 and 2009.

A joint lecture organised by CKHH and FCAT, booking not required, all welcome.

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Last edited: 19/07/2019 11:32:00