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RIBA tour of the old Black Lion and Northampton Castle site

Discover Northampton's architectural heritage in an exclusive tour organised by RIBA Northamptonshire Society of Architects (NSA) at the Old Black Lion pub and Northampton Castle site.

Join us for an exclusive site visit organised by the RIBA Northamptonshire Society of Architects (NSA), offering a unique opportunity to explore ongoing projects at the Old Black Lion pub and delve into the rich history of Northampton Castle site.

What to expect

Embark on a journey through history as we explore the £3.5 million restoration project at the Old Black Lion pub on Marefair, Northampton. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, HM Treasury’s Towns Fund, and other key contributors, this initiative plays a vital role in the regeneration of Northampton Town Centre.

Delve into the past with archaeologist Andy Chapman, guiding us through the Middle Anglo-Saxon timber hall, the medieval Northampton Castle site, and the lost church of St Gregory's. Gain a unique perspective on the medieval topography of the area, with St Peter's Church standing as a testament to a historic landscape.

This event promises an enriching experience for architects, history enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the revitalization of historical landmarks. Don't miss the chance to be part of this exciting journey into Northampton's architectural heritage. Secure your spot now for a day of exploration, learning, and community engagement!

Please wear site boots; hard hats and vests will be provided by the contractor, Midland Conservation.

Your tour host

The site visit is hosted by Midland Conservation, and the tour is led by archaeologist Andy Chapman, formerly Senior Archaeologist with Northamptonshire Archaeology.