Historic Chester Farm

​Discover the fascinating history of Chester Farm through the ages


Mesolithic

The last Ice Age left this area of the county with a wide flood plain (1-1.5km) and a long gently sloping valley that ran right down on to it. The width of the flood plain allowed the river to spread in a series of inter-linked channels across its surface. This produced a series of shallow river courses that could easily be forded.

In this period people lived as what we now call ‘hunter gatherers’, following the food supply across the countryside. The area around Chester Farm, adjacent to this wide flood plain criss-crossed by shallow water courses, would have been attractive to both birds and fish.

As a result it would have been attractive for hunters.  Numerous small flints dating from this period have been recovered on site, proving the presence of these hunters camped beside the river and along the valley.


Iron Age

Farms with associated field systems evidenced in the landscape and archaeology.



Roman

Walled Roman town from the late 2nd century including roads, temples and gardens.



Medieval

Chester-by-the-Water, a medieval village including evidence of its main street.



Tudor

Two-storey farmhouse, barns, workers' cottages and three courtyards.



Georgian

18th century designed landscape including formal gardens, orchard and park.



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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