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Chester House

Irchester, Northants

Chester Farm near Irchester, Northants, stands on the site of a walled Roman town, ancient field systems and a deserted medieval village. The 17th Century farmhouse, which is owned by Northamptonshire County Council, was badly damaged by fire in 2010, but as much of the site is classified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with some of the buildings being Grade 2 and 2* Listed, work was undertaken to restore Chester House.

Working with various bodies including the Heritage Lottery Fund, architects Donald Insall Associates of Cambridge wanted to use roofing slate that was in keeping with the heritage of this historically important site. For that reason, specialist roofing contractors E G Swingler & Sons of Bugbrooke, fixed over 7,000 Votty Old Vein blue grey 20"x10" Welsh slates from Blaenau Ffestiniog.

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