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
B Heronbridge Exhibition Poster

Buildings, Battles and Bodies:  A History of Heronbridge
24 May-2 November
This exhibition at the Grosvenor Museum brings together objects from the Archaeological Society's excavations along with loans from The Manchester Museum, National Museums Liverpool and Museums Sheffield to take
visitors on a journey through the life of this fascinating site

Conflict in Context: Archaeologies of War 1618-1918
Weekend conference 27-28 September 2014, Liverpool Museum
See the Conference programme and download a booking form (day registration possible).
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.
The Archaeology of Merseyside: Recent Work in the Region and Beyond
(Merseyside Archaeological Conference 2014)
Saturday 18 October, Museum of Liverpool,
Liverpool Pier Head, 10.00-16.15. Cost GBP 10 incl tea and coffee (no concessions). Booking essential (booking form attached).
The Archaeology of Early Christianity: Cheshire and the Pillar of Eliseg
Society for Church Archaeology Conference, 6-7 September 2014
in Chester Cathedral Chapter House
Science in Archaeology
The Royal Archaeological Institute Annual conference at the University of Bradford 17-20 October 2014.

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 16-09-2014
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