Remains of Northampton Castle discovered

Three feet (one metre) beneath the surface of the site for the new railway station building in Northampton, England, lay a secret, recently discovered: the remains of the 11th Century, Northampton Castle.

The team from Northamptonshire Archaeology found various levels of development during the investigation, from Victorian times to pre-castle, Anglo-Saxon days. Artifacts and evidence of walls were discovered at the medieval level. "All the pottery at that level is mediaeval, so we've definitely got something that is associated with the old Northampton Castle," said senior archaeologist Andy Chapman.

The friends of Northampton Castle have created a website that includes a virtual tour of the castle.