Kier’s planning manager Hollie Howe, development sales manager Rhiannon Jones, marketing co-ordinator Caroline Major and development manager Neil Sperrin attended the official launch of the start of the works in Midland Road in the town.
The new homes will range between two and four bedrooms, with eight house types on offer.
Work commenced following the completion of an intensive dig by a team from the Museum of London Archaeology, during which it was established that a medieval settlement had once been on the site.
Their findings included a silver penny from the 1100s, a collection of musket balls and a copper ring. Detailed plans are now being drawn up to preserve the archaeologists’ findings for future generations.
Managing director of Kier Living Eastern Nick Moore said: “The turf cutting at Raunds signals the start of a fantastic new development, one of which we’re extremely proud.
“We’re sure the work will go smoothly and quickly, and will look forward to welcoming residents to this new community.”