During 2017 and 2018 volunteers researched and gathered different aspects of the history of Chester House Estate.


 As well as being the site of a Roman walled town, there is evidence from the Mesolithic, Iron Age and Medieval periods, together with a complex of traditional farm buildings dating back to the 17th century.  At present much of this heritage is buried; our challenge is to bring it to life. Enjoy these stories of the remarkable and on-going story of Chester House Estate.

Hold the front page

Hold the front page

Fourteen Arches Viaduct

Fourteen Arches Viaduct

Life on the farm

Life on the farm

Managing the farm

Managing the farm

Meet the Guv'nor

Meet the Guv’nor

Building the ARC

Building the ARC

In one piece

In one piece

Nature notes

Nature notes

Meadow sweet

Meadow sweet

Naming rights

Naming rights

The Threshing Barn

The Threshing Barn

After the fire

After the fire

Hidden but not invisible!

Hidden but not invisible!

Thomas Messenger greenhouse

Thomas Messenger greenhouse

The 100m Trench

The 100m Trench

Orchard trees

Orchard trees

The Romans at Chester Farm

The Romans at Chester Farm

The crossing point

The crossing point