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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Historic items dating back to 10th century found on site of Northampton Castle

Archaeologists working at the site of Northampton’s new railway station have found artefacts dating back to the 10th century.

The latest find on the site, which was once home to Northampton Castle, include a medieval silver penny and two Saxon oil lamps.

The remains of a building found during the early days of the three month dig have also been identified as a 12th century workshop which would have stood in the grounds of the castle.

Andy Chapman from Northamptonshire Archaeology said: “These investigations have added an exciting chapter to our understanding of Northampton’s history.

“It’s been a rare chance to learn more about Northampton Castle, as well as the old Saxon town, which gradually grew into the Northampton of today.

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