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

CBA NW Spring Conference 2018

North West Regional Research Framework for the Historic Environment – Final Conference in association with CBA North West. This free event will be held on Saturday 28th April 2018 at the University of Salford
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Britain’s Most Historic Towns

Chester is featured in this upcoming Channel 4 series staring on April 7th. Click here for more information

2018 Excursions programme

The excursions programme for 2018 has been published
Click here to go to the Excursions page

Digital copies of the CAS Journal

Back issues of the CAS journal, together with other publications, are now accessible online
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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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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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Chester History and Heritage Newsletter

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