Archaeological archives

The bones and artefacts we have found at Chester Farm and the stories these items tell are amazing. Unfortunately, there is currently nowhere suitable for these items to be displayed for you to see.

We want to change that.

Our vision is to create a single Archaeological Resource Centre (ARC) at Chester Farm, where you can come to learn about Northamptonshire's history.

The material to be safely stored in the ARC has been accumulated over fifty years of excavation. You will also be able to see any new archives created from future excavations.

What can you expect to see?

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When will the ARC open?

Dates

What is the overall plan?

  • Detailed plan submitted to Heritage Lottery Fund
Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 2 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 2 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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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 3 months ago

Tim Allen on Twitter

Yes there is lots of amazing buried archaeology on our site, not least the whole of a Roman walled small town. https://t.co/5fqc0KXbmb

Yes there is lots of amazing buried archaeology on our site, not least the whole of a Roman walled small town. https://t.co/5fqc0KXbmb
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