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 About Us page

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News

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Click here to read the Society’s comments on an application for dwellings at Fairfield Road, Chester

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Click here to download the Society’s comments on the formation of ponds and scrapes as part of an agricultural land management plan at Shotwick Lodge Farm

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Chester Antiquary 2023 Issue 1 (March)

Staffordshire Archaeology Day: 18th March 2023

This is a free event promoted by the Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society and the Potteries Museum to showcase the Archaeology of Staffordshire (and surrounding area). On Saturday 18th March 2023, six invited speakers will present illustrated talks on recent archaeological digs from the Staffordshire area.
Click here for more details and booking information

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Click here to download the Society’s comments concerning the Chester Gateway Strategic Regeneration Framework

A video of the lecture “The Archaeology of Wirral”

A video of November’s CAS lecture “The Archaeology of Wirral” Presented by: Dr Rob Philpott has been posted in the Member’s Area

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Chester Antiquary 2022 Issue 4 (December)

A video of the lecture “New insights into old hoards: ​Do the Bronze Age and Iron Age hoards of Wales and the Marches suggest a selective and reflective continuum of depositional practice?”

A video of the recent CAS lecture “New insights into old hoards: ​Do the Bronze Age and Iron Age hoards of Wales and the Marches suggest a selective and reflective continuum of depositional practice?” Presented by: Andrew Reynolds has been posted on Lectures Page

Zoom Lecture “The Archaeology of the Wirral” 2nd November

Dr Rob Philpott of the University of Liverpool will present via Zoom “The Archaeology of the Wirral” on Wednesday 2 November at 7:30pm
Non-members can purchase tickets at a cost of £5
Click here for more information and how to buy tickets

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Cheshire West and Chester Council have recently finalised a revised Chester One City Plan Vision  2022–2045 document and have drafted  45 actions to support it. Click here to read CAS’s comments on  and suggested  changes to the actions that seem immediately relevant to heritage and the built environment.