PICTURE GALLERY: Time Team expert presents medieval findings discovered on Northampton building site

Archaeologists find medieval items at Project Angel site
Archaeologists find medieval items at Project Angel site

An expert from Channel 4’s Time Team will be coming to Northampton to present the remains of a medieval house found as archaeologists investigate a site marked out for new council buildings.

The dig, incorporating Fetter Street and Angel Street in the town centre, has recently uncovered items of jewellery, pottery, fabric, and even the remains of a well and bread oven which could date as far back as the 1200s.

They will be presented during two open days at the site by post-Roman pottery expert, Paul Blinkhorn, who featured regularly on the show.

The findings come as archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology investigate the site before Project Angel, which will see the building of new Northamptonshire County Council headquarters, begins.

County council leader, Jim Harker, said: “Anyone with any interest in either local history or archaeology should attend these open days as they will give a real opportunity to see what has been discovered and talk to experts about them and what they might mean.

“As always it is vital when we develop land in this way we never lose sight of our heritage and the archaeological works being undertaken on the site, the open days to show case its the results are an opportunity to ensure that this is the case.”

The open days will take place at the Angel Street site, via the St John’s Street entrance, on Wednesday August 6, from 11.30am to 1.30pm, and on Thursday, August 7, from 1.30pm to 3pm.