Brompton Lines (Fort Amherst) - Medway (UA)

Part of the major C18 landward defence to the dockyard at Chatham. Open to the public as part of the Great Lines Heritage Park. Past grants from Historic England and others have conserved much of the fort but significant areas remain derelict. Works to conserve most of the unrepaired areas have now started using Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Brompton Lines (Fort Amherst) - Medway (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Brompton Lines
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1003364
  • Local Planning Authority: Medway (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Fort


  • Building Name: Brompton Lines (Fort Amherst)
  • Unitary Authority: Medway (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Rochester and Strood / Gillingham and Rainham
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, part in CA