The Society has published a journal since 1850. It contains reports on local excavations, discussion articles by distinguished scholars and conference proceedings. Members are entitled to a copy of the current journal free of charge and to discounts on back numbers.

We welcome articles about the architecture, archaeology and history of Cheshire. If you are interested in contributing, click here to contact the Honorary Editor. Click here for notes on style and layout. Requests to reproduce material from the Journal should also be addressed to the Editor.

Back issues (Old Series 1-3 and New Series 1-84) of the journal, together with other publications, are now accessible free online via the Archaeology Data Service at The three most recent issues of the journal are accessible online in the Members’ Area of this website (password protected).

You can click here for a contents list of all issues of the journal and other publications.

We are rapidly disposing of stocks of hard copy of back issues of the New Series; currently a limited number of volumes 63, 64, 65, 72, 79, 81, 85, 86, 89 and 90 are still available. To purchase any of these contact the Membership Secretary. There is a charge of £2.00 per volume for members, £5.00 for non-members plus £4.50 per volume for postage and packing. We also have copies of the 2021 journal, volume 91, available for purchase. The charge for these is £5.00 for Ordinary, Institutional and Student members, or £11.00 for all others. for UK postage and packing add £4.50 per volume, outside the UK please ask for a quote for postage and packing. All payments should be made in advance by cash, a cheque made out to ‘Chester Archaeological Society’ or a BACS transfer.

Roman bridge found during the excavation of docks at Birkenhead

Saxon crosses at Sandbach

Early 18 Century recorders by Peter Bressan