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 9 hours ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

The crazy leaning chimney @ChesterFarmNcc! Among the issues we have to manage during the #heritage #construction programme. #Listedbuilding https://t....

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Chester Farm

about 1 day ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

Our #archaeologist keeps a photographic record of all excavations. But he needs the right light levels. Cue #volunteers & some improvising! https://t....

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Chester Farm

about 2 days ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

Buckthorn in West Wood (so-called as it's on the #Roman walled town's western rampart). Don't eat the purgative berries! #autumn #trees https://t.co/g...

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Chester Farm

about 2 days ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

One of our #volunteers struck lucky this week. A complete #Roman small bowl. It looks like an upside-down lid but is a bowl! #Archaeology https://t.co...

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Chester Farm

about 3 days ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

It looks as if our #volunteers have uncovered a #Roman workshop: two hearths with flues are clear & the ground is scorched. #Archaeology https://t.co/...

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Chester Farm

about 4 days ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

Later the site has been cleared of destructive weeds by our #volunteers, so it looks its best. Now they can get on with digging! https://t.co/zELdvgcc...

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