Welcome

Since its foundation in 1849 the Society has promoted the preservation, study and enjoyment of archaeology, history and architecture in the historic county of Cheshire and neighbouring areas, and the understanding of these subjects generally. Membership is open to everybody who shares our interests and we welcome enquiries from individual and other societies.

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

Norton Priory Open Day and Evening Lecture

Norton Priory are currently excavating again with students from the University of Liverpool and as part of the season we will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 25th September. Dr Patrick Greene OBE has also agreed to give a talk on the Saturday evening about his experience of Directing the early excavations here at Norton. Tickets for the talk can be booked via our website or using the link below and include a hot pot supper.
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Ancestors with Professor Alice Roberts | The Royal Society

Click here to live stream Professor Robert’s lecture “Ancestors”

Monument, Memory & Myth: Use & re-use of the Cossington Bronze Age barrows

This free on-line lecture will be held on Wednesday July 28 at 7:30pm, advance booking is essential

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Chester Amphitheatres: a 2000 year old story. A virtual tour of Britain’s largest known Roman amphitheatre

Lecture “Lost Linears’: Recent investigations into Offa’s and Wat’s Dyke” open to non members

Non-members of CAS are invited to join our forthcoming Zoom lecture “Lost Linears’: Recent investigations into Offa’s and Wat’s Dyke (2018-2020)” Presented by: Ian Grant, Senior Archaeologist, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) on May 5th from 7.30 pm. Non member numbers are limited to 15 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There is a £5 fee payable when booking
To book a place please click on the TicketSource link below and follow the instructions. Once completed you will be sent a Zoom registration link.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chester-archaeological-society/lost-linear-recent-investigations-into-offa-s-and-wat-a-chester-archaeological-society-lecture/e-vbkazg

The Oldest Lancashire Ghost Story

This free Zoom lecture by Dr Paul Booth will follow the The Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire’s AGM on 7 April at 1415
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Lecture “Bamburgh Bowl Hole Cemetery” open to non members

Non-members of CAS are invited to join our forthcoming Zoom lecture “Bamburgh Bowl Hole Cemetery: life and death in an early medieval palace” by Graeme Young, Co-Director Bamburgh Research project on April 7th from 7.30 pm. Non member numbers are limited to 15 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There is a £5 fee payable when booking
To book a place please click on the TicketSource link below and follow the instructions. Once completed you will be sent a Zoom registration link.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chester-archaeological-society/bamburgh-bowl-hole-cemetery-life-and-death-in-an-early-medieval-palace-a-cas-lecture/e-dvqqmj

Cave Research

The Sandstone Ridge Trust are continuing with their survey of caves, shelters and mine shafts and would welcome help
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Help to Stop Damage to Heronbridge Scheduled Ancient Monument

Over the past year, metal detectorists have been damaging the archaeological site at Heronbridge, which lies on both sides of Eaton Road between Heronbridge Cottage and the bridge over the A55. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and metal detecting there is illegal.

The site is already being watched by the Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team as part of Operation Arrowhead, which targets Heritage Crime across the country, but you can play your part as well.

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Webinar: Climate Change and Historic Places: #1

With Heritage Declares calling for action, this webinar on Thursday 14th January 2021, 12-2pm will look at climate change, our heritage and its settings
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