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.
Chester Farm is situated just off the eastbound A45 between Wellingborough and Rushden
Read about the people transforming Chester Farm and how they're doing it.
Our free guided tours are now fully booked.
See a timeline of Chester Farm through the ages and more information about each period.
RT @ShaylorGroup: There's even more history behind the fascinating #ChesterFarm project we're currently delivering in Northamptonshire! An…
The latest visitors to @ChesterFarmNcc, arriving on our doorstep earlier today. #nature #meadow #NeneValley https://t.co/722mR8LHir
There is an interesting story of what it was like living at Chester Farm during the Second World War when prisoners… https://t.co/JdFeWwDpWy
RT @_NeneValley: Fancy trying a new country park this weekend? #neneweekender https://t.co/Iug2rYAgrt https://t.co/IibINwEBUX
RT @N_V_R: 17th & 18th February 2018
Join Thomas on his Half Term Specials as he pulls the train through the tunnel to Yarwell then enjoy a…
It was lovely sunny day today and a small group of #volunteers were out doing some woodland clearance work. Their e… https://t.co/fNAacEo7zy
about 5 days 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....
Jayne's father managed Chester Farm from 1958 to 1972 and lived at Chester House together with his wife, daughter Jayne and son Robert
about 26 days 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...
“@ChesterFarmNcc It's a really interesting site isn't it?”
about 2 months ago
Many apologies. The ‘cursus publicus’ is essentially a set route along which #Roman imperial messengers and messages were sent. Our small walled town ...
“@ChesterFarmNcc What was the cuts business?”
Chester Farm on Twitter
That is, the cursus publicus. So we curse auto correct! https://t.co/lg02C343Lo
“The #Roman small town was at its height from late 2nd to 4th century. It was walled c190AD and seems to have become one of the stopping points on the...
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...
“@ChesterFarmNcc @buttressarch @ShaylorGroup once the work is done what will the building b used for?? 🙂”
about 3 months ago
Remember what our #Archaeological Resource Centre looked like in the summer? Now we are fixing the external cedar cladding. The building is intended t...
“Remember what our #Archaeological Resource Centre looked like in the summer? Now we are fixing the external cedar cladding. The building is intended ...