The Lower Lines, Brompton - Defence and Experimentation
- Ng07 (Newton Building), Canterbury Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
- Arts and Humanities
- Thursday 12 December 2019 (19:00-20:30)
- If you have any questions or for further information please contact the event organisers.
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.