Friday, 29 June 2018


Work has started at the site of the fort at Harbutt's Field. The outline of the fort can be seen in the geophysical image (right - click on image to enlarge).

The work will create a better footpath (see right, below) that marks out the Roman Fort in the landscape so that people can see the scale of the site. The gates at Kings Street will be replaced to create a better entrance for people to access the field and the interpretation boards will be replaced with updated panels.

Each board will have a QR code so that people with smart phones can watch the roman fort film and listen to the narrative whilst walking the streets!

The project is being delivered by a partnership between Middlewich Town Council, Middlewich Heritage Trust, Cheshire East Council and Groundwork as part of the Saltscape Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A team of metal detectorists, led by Colin Sharratt, is checking the spoil for finds that may be unearthed.

New leaflets and new webpages will be produced over the next few months  Thanks are due to everyone who was involved in the Roman Consultation last September for your views which have been incorporated in this scheme.

If you would like more information about this project, or about Middlewich Heritage Trust, please email

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