10,000 years of Northamptonshire's heritage

A Roman walled town with evidence from the Mesolithic, Iron Age and Medieval periods, together with a complex of traditional farm buildings dating back to the 17th century.

At present much of this heritage is buried; our challenge is to bring it to life and tell its stories.

Follow the Chester Farm story as it happens.


Did you know?

 

Roman towns weren't always built on a grid pattern. Aerial pictures of the field that contains the Roman walled town here at Chester Farm show the roads in a tree-like pattern – all funnelling rain water down the hill towards the River Nene. A good flood prevention solution!


​About Chester Farm

​Chester Farm stories

​Chester Farm from above

Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 2 months ago

Nene Valley on Twitter

Many thanks and we are glad you enjoyed it. A bit of dry weather is what we need so wellies aren’t so essential! https://t.co/xjkvlBq434

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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 3 months ago

Managing the farm

Thanks Jayne! It was lovely to talk to Mr Dickinson, the former estate manager, last year. Read more plus a lovely pic of Jayne as a child. https://t....

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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 3 months ago

R Neil Marshman on Twitter

It certainly is. The special & unusual thing about the site is that it offers evidence from nearly all periods across the last 10,000 years or thereab...

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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 4 months ago

R Neil Marshman on Twitter

Many apologies. The ‘cursus publicus’ is essentially a set route along which #Roman imperial messengers and messages were sent. Our small walled town ...

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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 4 months ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

That is, the cursus publicus. So we curse auto correct! https://t.co/lg02C343Lo

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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 4 months ago

Sally Smart on Twitter

Thanks, Sally. For new followers, the #buildings complex will become a mix of #heritage interpretation and #education spaces plus buildings aimed to g...

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