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 2 years ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

#FindsFriday From the time of the #Roman conquest, a bit of a 'pudding stone' quern for grinding grain and a pestle. #archaeology https://t.co/cTVT9Pm...

#FindsFriday From the time of the #Roman conquest, a bit of a 'pudding stone' quern for grinding grain and a pestle. #archaeology https://t.co/cTVT9Pm...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 2 years ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

A view across some of the #construction area. Plus new timbers for the threshing barn roof being fitted and protected. #Listedbuildings https://t.co/j...

A view across some of the #construction area. Plus new timbers for the threshing barn roof being fitted and protected. #Listedbuildings https://t.co/j...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 2 years ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

#Heritage and #nature to be enjoyed together. Thanks to our #volunteers for capturing scenes like this and supporting the project. https://t.co/cLfYCO...

#Heritage and #nature to be enjoyed together. Thanks to our #volunteers for capturing scenes like this and supporting the project. https://t.co/cLfYCO...
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