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 about the Chester Archaeological Society please read our History and Activities page.

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Collected essays on Bede and the early kings of Northumbria

Our member Clive Tolley has just published this volume of his collected essays on Bede and the early kings of Northumbria.
You can order copies directly from the publishers http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page466.html
Clive also has a limited number of copies at £11, available for collection at one of our meetings.
Click here to e-mail Clive
Click here to download a copy of the front cover of this publication

The Roman Amphitheatre of Chester

The first volume of this publication sets out the Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology of Chester’s Amphitheatre.
Click here for further information and an opportunity to purchase a pre-publication copy at a reduced price

Volunteer Opportunity with Holt Local History Society

CAS is making a grant to the Holt Local History Society to support a new geophysical survey of the tile and pottery works of the Twentieth Legion. In addition to the potential research value of the work, there is an opportunity for our members to volunteer on the project in January and February 2018.
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