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

Picturesque Chester: The City in Art
15 November 2014- 22 February 2015

A new exhibition at Chester's Grosvenor Museum celebrating the city's rich architectural heritage. The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same name by Peter Boughton, the museum's Keeper of Art.
G Cuitt Etching of Lamb Rows and St Michael's Church, Chester (1814)
Etching by George Cuitt, Lamb Row and St Michael's Church, Chester (1814), on display in the exhibition and one of the many artworks recently transferred from the Chester Archaeological Society's collections to the
Grosvenor Museum. For more examples of the works on display see
Finds from the Roman North
and Beyond

pring 2015 Meeting of the Roman Finds Group with the CIAS
(Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies)

16-17 March 2015, Newcastle University

Space is limited so early booking is strongly advised. The cost of the meeting is GBP30 for fully paid up RFG members, GBP20 for students, GBP35 for non-members.

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.OO '

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 09-12-2014
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