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
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.
'Hoarding the Past':
Council for British Archaeology North-West Autumn Conference
Saturday 7 November 2015, Barley (near Burnley)
See here for the programme, booking form and map.

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.

St John's House Trust Grants

The St John's House Trust is inviting applications for grants between
GBP 50 and GBP 6000 to support archaeological work in and around

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.
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 07-10-2015

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