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 days 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

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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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