Chester Farm stories

​Nationally during the 20th century 97% of wildflower meadows were lost. They were once common along the Nene valley but many were lost to gravel extraction and intensive agriculture.

12 January 2017

​Some of the aerial shots of Chester Farm below were taken over 40 years ago, but they give a great sense of the whole site and, even better, extraordinary outlines of the Roman walled town.

12 January 2017

​Each year we will be noting the increasing bio-diversity of birds, flowers and animals at Chester Farm.

12 January 2017

The Nene runs along the site's northern border and it is fair to say that the river corridor was the critical reason why Chester Farm was so important across the millennia.

11 January 2017

Geophysical survey has identified what appears to be the distinctive ‘playing card’ shaped ditch that may denote the presence of a small fort on the site, probably established to police and manage the river crossing.

11 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...

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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

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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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