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 6 months ago

Saxon

We have said little about Saxons on site, simply as not much evidence survives. But they were here. Another amazing 3D image by @UniNorthants of the t...

We have said little about Saxons on site, simply as not much evidence survives. But they were here. Another amazing 3D image by @UniNorthants of the t...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 7 months ago

Iron Age

We are grateful to students at @UniNorthants who have been volunteering their amazing 3D modelling skills @ChesterFarmNcc. Have a look at the Iron Age...

We are grateful to students at @UniNorthants who have been volunteering their amazing 3D modelling skills @ChesterFarmNcc. Have a look at the Iron Age...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 7 months 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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