Welcome

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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News

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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CRAG Exhibition ‘Digging the Clwydians’

An exhibition, ‘Digging the Clwydians’ will open on Saturday 6 January at The Gallery, Loggerheads Country Park, Ruthin Road, Mold CH7 5LH. This has been organised by the Clwydian Range Archaeology Group (CRAG) and will be open every day between 10am and 4pm until Sunday 28 January.
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Next Society Lecture Saturday 9th December

Professor David Breeze will present a lecture entitled: Hadrian’s Wall: J.C. Bruce, Henry Richardson and the creation of the modern view of Hadrian’s Wall
It will be held on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 2:30pm
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Conservation Areas at 50

The Chester Conference: A focus on the next 50 years.  This one day conference to be held on November 15th in the Wesley Church Centre.  It will explore how Conservation Areas can add value to the quality of life in our cities, towns and villages.
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Cheshire History Day – Literary Cheshire

Cheshire History Day will be held on Saturday 4th November 2017 at the new Memorial Court in Northwich. The days’ topic will be Literary Cheshire with presentations on Ranulf Higden, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anna Barbauld, Elizabeth Gaskell and Beatrice Tunstall.
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Historical Metallurgy Society – 2017 research in progress meeting

On November 9th The Historical Metallurgy Society will be meeting at the University of Liverpool for their 2017 research in progress meeting.
This one day session includes archaeology (Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman) as well as historical metallurgy.
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CBA NW Autumn Conference

The CBA NW Autumn Conference 2017:
‘Old and New Worlds:The Late Medieval / Post Medieval Transition’
This event will be held in West Kirby on Saturday 4th November 2017
Click here to download the programme and click here to download the booking form

Chester History and Heritage Newsletter

The Summer edition of the Chester History and Heritage Newsletter has been published.
Click here to download this publication