Moya Watson

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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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Grosvenor Park Excavations 2021

Grosvenor Park Dig 2021 team photo

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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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 working remotely. We can only be reached by email at present. General HER Enquiries There is …

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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)UPDATE – 27 March 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 working remotely. We can  only be reached by email at present. General HER Enquiries We …

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Volunteer for Murgatroyd’s Brine Pumps

Volunteer opportunities are available on a project to  conserve and repair  of Murgatroyd’s Brine pump and shaft in Middlewich. Murgatroyd’s Brine Pumps are the only remaining pumps in the UK which are still on their original, hand-dug, brine shaft. Middlewich Heritage Trust is a registered charity (No 1161871) which wants to preserve and renovate the pumps for the community and as …

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BBC News: Hot weather reveals hidden history to archaeologists

The BBC reports on how the hot summer has been a benefit to archaeologists. BBC News

Norton Priory Conference. 6 October 2018

Norton Priory third bi-annual conference with the latest research into the site and its collections. For more information and booking details visit the Norton Priory website Link to Norton Priory website

The Chester Heritage Festival and Chester Archaeological Society Conference

The Chester Archaeological Society Conference will be held at the Grosvenor Museum on the 29th and 30th June 2018. For more information about this event visit the Chester Archaeological Society website. Chester Heritage Festival will run from 22nd to 30th June. It will feature walks, talks, films, exhibitions, workshops and special activities for young people …

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