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’.

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 …

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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 …

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Historic Environment Record (HER) COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)UPDATE – 22 October 2020

HER Searches The HER is currently closed for visitors. If you have a commercial search you can still make a HER search request  but please note that the this will take longer than usual as the HER staff are now …

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Grosvenor Park (Chester) Training Dig 2020: Round-up

This year’s excavation consisted of an extended Trench VIII which was first opened in 2017. Two extensions were added partly to investigate the extent of the medieval buildings, their later use and whether there was any evidence of Roman or …

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