Chester Archaeological Society 
President: His Grace the Duke of Westminster
Registered Charity No 1068062
Altar RIB 1, 447Surveying at Claverton in 2007'Blue Bell' inn 


Welcome to the Chester Archaeological Society. Our interests extend across the whole of the historic county of Cheshire, plus neighbouring areas, and embrace history, architecture and conservation as well as archaeology. Our activities include monthly lectures from the Autumn to the Spring, Summer excursions on demand, fieldwork projects, campaigning on local heritage issues, publication of an annual journal and a twice-yearly newsletter, and maintenance of our own specialist library.  

For more information, please read our History and Activities page. If you have any questions about the website, please contact Peter Carrington.  

Latest News
Excavation in Grosvenor Park
Would you like a taste of archaeological excavation in Chester's Grosvenor Park (28 April-2 May)? Find out more here and download an application form.
Meet us at
Cheshire Archaeology Day
Saturday 26 April at Winsford Lifestyle Centre

Advance notice
The Archaeology of Early Christianity: Cheshire and the Pillar of Eliseg
Society for Church Archaeology Conference, 6-7 September 2014
in Chester Cathedral Chapter House

We have recently responded to the
Parliamentary Inquiry into Local Government Archaeological Services, commented on the government's Proposals for the Future of English Heritage and to Cheshire West and Chester Council on their 2014/15 Budget Proposals, Draft Chester Urban Archaeological Plan, Publication Draft Local Plan and Chester Transport Strategy.

Photos (left to right) Roman altar dedicated to the Century of Aurelius Verinus, found along Tarvin Road, Chester, in 1849; surveying at Claverton in 2007; the 'Blue Bell' inn in Northgate Street, one of Chester's oldest domestic buildings, saved by the Society from demolition in 1929.  
2014 Chester Archaeological Society. Registered Charity No 1068062.
Last updated 17-04-2014
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