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
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Chester Farm

about 4 hours ago

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Sometimes we can forget how much progress has been made, because we still have lots of scaffolding on site. But there’s not nearly as much as after th...

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Chester Farm

about 1 day ago

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Anyone for a cup of tea? Inside the main house that is currently being restored. These rooms will be transformed into a lovely cafe with a special vie...

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Chester Farm

about 2 days ago

Chester Farm

Technical issues seem to be preventing us from posting pictures this morning. Sorry. Don’t forget that you can find out more about @ChesterFarmNcc on ...

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Chester Farm

about 4 days ago

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This odd-looking find is from a #Roman 1st C. face urn. Sadly, the whole one isn’t ours: we only found one eye - the right-hand one, if looking at the...

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Chester Farm

about 5 days ago

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A view of the #construction from our publicly accessible green space. Enjoy a lovely walk and curious sights, such as the barn without a roof, awaitin...

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Chester Farm

about 6 days ago

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Bats are welcome here. Access for #winter hibernation provided into the roof of a barn (on the right in the photo). #wildlife #conservation https://t....

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