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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Heritage centre plan for Roman site in Northamptonshire

A heritage centre could be built on the Northamptonshire site of a Roman settlement as part of a £4.1m lottery bid.

Chester Farm, a 40-acre site in Irchester, includes traces of Iron Age enclosures and a medieval town.

The county council, which owns the site, has received £135,000 of lottery funding to form a "detailed development plan".

Jim Harker, council leader, said the site was a "true heritage jewel".

The heritage centre could be built along with a countrywide archaeological archives store. Further excavation would also take place on the site.

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