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.  


Latest News

Grant to Support the Study of Finds Reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Cheshire

Early Medieval Disc-headed Pin from Malpas
LVPL-6AC0A7 Early Medieval Disc-headed Pin from Malpas.
(Photo copyright National Museums Liverpool)

Each year hundreds of finds from across Cheshire are recorded by
the Portable Antiquities Scheme, but their potential for improving our understanding of the history of the county is neglected. We are offering
a grant of GBP 700 every two years to encourage this research.
See our Grants and Awards page to learn more.

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.
Chester Cathedral Guides Recruitment
Chester Cathedral are recruiting more volunteer guides to welcome an increasing number of visitors and are holding an Open Day for potential
guides in the Cloister Room at 2.00pm on Monday 27 April.
Click here to find out more.
'Resurrecting the Bronze Age'
CBA NW Spring Conference 2015

Saturday 9 May at Chelford Village Hall, with a chance to tour the
Alderley Edge mining landscape in the afternoon.
Click here for a programme/booking form.

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 23-04-2015
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