Lottery money to help Chester Farm

2,000 years of English history will be open for study thanks to a UK£4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and investigate various sites at Chester Farm, in Irchester, England.

In addition to the fire-damaged 17th century manor, the property includes "an Iron Age settlement, a complete Roman town and the deserted medieval village Chester-by-the-Water."

The money will be used to restore the house, build classroom and conference space, and create an archaeological resource center.