Friday, 15 March 2013

Dig to reveal history of Northampton’s castle


The remains of a medieval castle have been discovered on the site of Northampton's new railway station [Credit: BBC]

Archaeological work to unearth the remains of Northampton’s medieval castle will begin later this month.

Work is due to start at the town’s railway station on Monday March 25, ahead of the development of a £20 million new station building.

Test pits dug last year found a range of remains dating back to the Medieval and Saxon period, including a 12th century wall and a Saxon brooch.


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