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 12 days ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

Sorry, the last trench on site last year is the one shown on your right! Mea culpa. https://t.co/75zOkV0FPe

Sorry, the last trench on site last year is the one shown on your right! Mea culpa. https://t.co/75zOkV0FPe
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 3 months ago

Steve on Twitter

We did find a barn owl here when we started work, so we had to stop! Now owl boxes have been provided, so hopefully he is settled into a new home. #na...

We did find a barn owl here when we started work, so we had to stop! Now owl boxes have been provided, so hopefully he is settled into a new home. #na...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 3 months ago

BSH on Twitter

We stand corrected about the sundial by the knowledgeable #volunteer who provided the photo. And we apologise for being too quick to assume the old te...

We stand corrected about the sundial by the knowledgeable #volunteer who provided the photo. And we apologise for being too quick to assume the old te...
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