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


Report on Results of CAS Members' Questionnaire

In Spring 2015 we surveyed members' attitudes to our activities.
Here is a summary of what people said and what we propose to do.
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Cheshire West and Chester Cultural Services Consultation
Cheshire West and Chester Council are consulting on the future of their cultural services - libraries, performing arts, museums and non-planning archaeology. The consultation runs until 2 December. Take the opportunity to have your say here.

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

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. For more information see our Grants & Awards page.
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 26-11-2015

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