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

We are sorry to announce the death on 18 July of our Vice-President Dr Rosemary Martin.
An obituary will appear in CAS Journal volume 91.

News

Sandstone Ridge Walk and Ride Festival

The Sandstone Ridge Walk and Ride Festival will take place from 5th to 13th October 2019
Click here to download the Programme of Events

Edge of Empire: Recent Work on Roman History in the North-West

‘Edge of Empire: Recent Work on Roman History in the North-West’. A day school organised by the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Wigan and Leigh College, Saturday 5 October.
Click here for the programme and booking form.

Visit to Oswestry Castle Mound on 14 September 2019

CAS members are invited to visit the excavation of Oswestry Castle mound, now in its third season. The visit will take place on 14 September at 2pm and includes an introductory talk, opportunity to view a selection of the finds and a tour of the excavation itself. It will take approximately one and a half hours.
Click here for more information

Stone Age Camp and Prehistoric Farm Open Day, 18-26 August, near Llanidloes

Click here for more information about the Wilderness Trust Prehistoric Farm Open day
Click here for more information about the Wilderness Trust Stone Age Camp

Chester History and Heritage Newsletter

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