The original Brentwood FC dates back to the 19th century!
The club saw some success in those early days, reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1886 where they were beaten 3-1 by Blackburn Rovers,
In the 1950s and 1960s the club operated as Brentwood & Warley FC and were three times winners of the Delphian League. In 1965 the club turned ‘professional’ becoming Brentwood Town FC.
The late 60s saw great success for the club as they rapidly rose to the heights of non-league football. Brentwood Town became a force to be reckoned with in the Southern League Premier Division, reaching the third round proper of the FA Cup in the 1969/70 season. But following their successful run the club subsequently folded and amalgamated with Chelmsford City.
The current club was founded in 1954 as Manor Athletic playing from King George’s Playing Fields in Hartswood. From 1957 to 1993 the Club played at Larkins Playing Fields on the Ongar Road.
With help from the local council, Brentwood found a new home at The Brentwood Centre, where they played their first match in October 1993. In 2004 the Essex County FA officially gave the club permission to change its name and re-adopt the title of Brentwood Town FC.