A project that will reveal thousands of years of central England’s archaeology and heritage has taken a major step forward following an announcement by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) today. The Chester Farm project in Northamptonshire has been granted £135,800 in development funding, the first step in receiving £4.1 millon the project is looking for.
The Chester Farm site, near Wellingborough, provides evidence of thousands of years of settlement, from at least Mesolithic times to the present day.
The site includes traces of Iron Age enclosures and ancient field systems. Below ground there is extensive Roman settlement including a Roman walled town and recent excavation has shown that key elements of the town, such as roads, temples and other buildings, have survived. There was also medieval settlement on the site including the remains of the deserted village of Chester-by-the-Water.
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