Chester Farm stories

The finds from the site to date have mainly consisted of pottery. However, several Roman bronze coins have also been found including one of the emperor Carausius (286-293), Britain's very own Roman emperor.

12 January 2017

Further excavations will take place at Chester Farm in the next few years and who knows what will be found. This will develop our understanding of the surviving archaeology and give our volunteers the chance to 'have a go'.

12 January 2017

The path of any project doesn't always run smoothly and we had a very low moment in 2010 when the farmhouse of Chester Farm was severely damaged by fire, due to an electrical fault.

12 January 2017

The Threshing Barn is probably the most impressive of the 20 buildings at Chester Farm.

12 January 2017

​Northamptonshire Archives hold a 1756 plan of Chester Farm. Simply drawn but nonetheless enormously useful to us. In beautiful copper-plate handwriting it names every field and marks every building.

12 January 2017

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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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