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’.

A stepped stone inscribed with the words Travellers Rest.

Warrington’s Travellers’ Rest Stones

Historic England has added two new list entries and has revised four existing entries for stone seats designed by Warrington resident, Dr James Kendrick, to allow migrant workers to rest on the journey between Liverpool and Manchester. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-66537193

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Change to HER Search Charges

From 1st April 2023 the following charges will apply. These charges cover a licence to reuse Historic Environment Record information for commercial purposes. Large research projects are advised to contact the Historic Environment Record to discuss their requirements and a licence charge may be applicable. No charge is made for any follow up visits to the HER …

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Publication of the Excavations at Saighton Army Camp, Huntington, Chester

A report on excavations at Saighton Camp has recently been published by Archaeopress. It is available to buy as a paperback book and also as an Open access PDF ebook. Excavations at Chester. Roman land division and a probable villa in the hinterland of Deva reports on excavations carried out by Northern Archaeological Associates (NAA) at …

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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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