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. We exist to promote understanding and appreciation of archaeology, history and architecture in the historic county of Cheshire plus neighbouring areas and of these subjects generally. Our activities include monthly lectures from the Autumn to the Spring, Summer excursions on demand, undertaking or encouraging relevant research, 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.  


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View of Birkenhead 1844
'View of Birkenhead, Wallasey Pool and Neighbourhood' presented with the Liverpool Courier on the day of the laying of the foundation stone of the Wallasey Docks, October 23rd 1844. Formerly in the Chester Archaeological Society Library, now in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
Under the Grass
Tuesday 8 September 5-7pm, Grosvenor Park Pavilion,
Chester, CH1 1QQ

Come and meet the CWAC Historic Environment Team archaeologists and find out what they and Chester University have been discovering under the grass of Grosvenor Park in their excavations since 2007.

As part of this year’s Heritage Week, Principal Archaeologist Simon Ward will be giving an illustrated talk on the exciting archaeology that lies beneath the turf and flower beds and there will be the opportunity to see and learn about the artefacts that have been discovered during the excavations.
The talk will take place 6 – 6.30pm. This is free to attend but
numbers are limited so please book on Eventbrite.

Objects found during the excavations and dating from the Roman, medieval, Tudor and Civil War periods will be on display from 5 pm and after the talk until 7 pm, with archaeologists on hand to answer questions. Publications about the archaeology of Chester will also be on sale.
There is no on-site parking but there are a number of carparks within the city centre. The railway station is approximately 20 minutes' walk away
from Grosvenor Park.

For other events happening during Heritage Week see the
Chester Civic Trust

Friends of the City Walls

Are you interested in working as a volunteer during summer weekends to reopen the towers on the City Walls to the public? For more information
see our Notices page.

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.  
2015 Chester Archaeological Society. Registered Charity No 1068062.
Last updated 27-08-2015

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