Brompton Heritage Trail Booklet Now Available!

Brompton Heritage Trail
Brompton Heritage Trail
Our new heritage trail is available from outlets throughout the Medway Towns including: The Royal Engineers Museum, Guildhall Museum and Medway Archives. Take yourself on a trail around Brompton, read more about the village history and view a selection of images in this new booklet. For more information email 


Welcome to the Brompton history website. Brompton village is a complex civilian area in the heart of a military world. To the south and east lie the Chatham Lines, a series of fortifications built to defend the Chatham Dockyard. To the west lies the Dockyard itself and to the north Brompton Barracks, home of the Royal Engineers.

This website is managed by the Brompton History Research Group and Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive and has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to document the stories, memories and history of Brompton village which lies at the heart of Medway, Kent.

Please take time to browse the sections on the left of this page to learn more about the fascinating history of the village. You too can help with the project, if you have memories of Brompton, visit the Get Involved section and share your stories here.

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