Cheshire Archaeology Planning Advisory Service

Roman Pottery kiln in Middlewich

The Archaeology Planning Advisory Service (APAS) is a shared service covering Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Warrington and Halton.

We provide advice on development management and land use change as well as archaeological policies and legislation.

We do not carry out fieldwork projects or undertake commercial consultancy work, such as archaeological excavation. This work is carried out by professional archaeological contractors and consultants. We can provide information on these and briefs for investigating sites.

We maintain the Cheshire Historic Environment Record which contains information on archaeological sites and finds, historic buildings and landscapes.

Grosvenor Museum Archaeology Service

Aerial view of Chester City Walls

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Archaeologists at the Grosvenor Museum have many years experience in managing and interpreting the urban archaeological resource, including the visible monuments, buried remains, and finds and archives. In addition it also provides a range of site information and public and community access services, including delivering a training excavation for the University of Chester Archaeology course’.

Minshull Vernon Moat

Historic England’s Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer

Historic England have launched a new web site, the Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer, which makes the results of over 30 years’ of aerial photograph mapping projects undertaken by Historic England and its predecessor organisations since the late 1980s, as well as many partner organisations, freely available online. Hundreds of thousands of aerial photographs, ranging in …

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Romano-British Pot

Roman Middlewich Excavation Open Day

Join the staff of Oxford Archaeology North for a guided tour of the current excavations at Roman Middlewich. The site, which is located on the back plots of several Roman buildings, has so far uncovered evidence of Roman industrial activity, including including timber lined wells, salt tanks and kilns, as well as intact Roman pots …

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Grosvenor Park Dig 2021 team photo

Grosvenor Park Excavations 2021

The 15th season of excavations in Grosvenor Park, Chester took place this year from 19 April – 14 May. The excavation, run by West Cheshire Museums, is a partnership project with the University of Chester and provides training for the Department of History and Archaeology second-year students. The 2020 season was postponed and shortened to …

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The Archaeologists are back in Grosvenor Park 2021

The annual archaeological excavations in Chester’s Grosvenor Park have returned for four weeks until 14 May run by Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with the University of Chester. Maria Byrne, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Director, Environment and Communities said: “The excavations are part of a project to discover more about the landscape …

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