Excavations at Chester, 25 Bridge Street 2001: Two Thousand Years of Life in Microcosm

By Dan Garner and Others. Chester City Council 2009. (Archaeological Service Excavation & Survey Report No 14)

Excavations in the backlands on the east side of Bridge Street have provided a wealth of archaeological evidence for 2000 years of the city’s history. Combined with documentary references, this has enabled us to build up a detailed picture of the evolution of Chester’s urban form and the trades, lifestyle and status of the people who lived in the area.

The groups of Roman and early post-medieval ceramics, clay pipes, vessel glass, well-preserved animal bones and plant remains are the largest to be published from the city and, in some cases, from the north-west, and will ensure that this publication remains a major reference work for years to come.