Local Links

There are many active groups surrounding Towcester, as well as a lot of useful online resources. Links for the websites of some of these are listed below for your reference.


Local archaeology groups from Towcester and surrounding areas

CLASP is an association which brings local archaeology enthusiasts together to investigate their local past.

Northamptonshire Archaeological Society
The County Archaeological Society with membership open to all. Publishes the county archaeological journal, providing reports on excavations throughout Northamptonshire, a newsletter of topical items and arranges site visits, lectures and other events.

Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group
Local organisation for those with an interest in Industrial Archaeology, members welcome. Holds regular meetings and site visits.

Upper Nene Archaeological Society
Local archaeological society responsible for the long-running excavation at Piddington Roman Villa and shortly to open a museum to display the results. New members welcome.


Northamptonshire County Council
The County Council web site which also provides a link to the Historic Environment Team who maintain the County SMR and the Archaeological Planning Officer who provides advice to developers and the local planning authorities.


Other museums to visit (after us of course!)

Central Museum & Art Gallery, Northampton
The town museum, which contains a display of archaeological finds from Northampton.

Places to Visit

The Prebendal Manor House
Medieval Manor House at Nassington, with gardens and exhibitions open to the public.

Whitehall Farm Roman Villa
Based at Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire. A team of professional archaeologists, students and volunteers is working to uncover the history of a Roman villa and bath house complex.


Local history research groups from Towcester and surrounding areas

Towcester and District Local History Society

Northamptonshire Natural History Society
With its own rooms in Northampton, the society includes an Archaeology section that holds regular meetings.