Archaeology Fieldwork

Summaries of development-led archaeological fieldwork in Cheshire, Warrington and Halton

Fieldwork Summary 2019-20 (pdf 198kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2018-19 (pdf 107kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2017-18 (pdf 109kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2016-17 (pdf 109kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2015-16 (pdf 108kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2014-15 (pdf 139kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2013-14 (pdf 131kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2012-13 (pdf 106kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2011-12 (pdf 106kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2010-11 (pdf 108kb)

Fieldwork Summary 2009-10 (pdf 127kb)

For information on unpublished archaeological sites please contact the Cheshire Historic Environment Record (HER)

Published reports on the results of development-led work

Below is a bibliography of published and forthcoming reports onExcavations at Oversley farm, Styal fieldwork in Cheshire, Warrington, and Halton.

Arrowsmith, P, 2019 Buildings depicted on tithe and other early maps in Cheshire: a review of the results of strip and record excavation in development-led projects, J Chester Archaeol Soc89,  105-144

Arrowsmith, P, and Power, D, 2012 Roman Nantwich: a salt-making settlement. Excavations at Kingsley Fields 2002, British Arch Reps, 557, Oxford

Cooper, O, and Speed, S, 2013 Town Farm Quarry, Norley, Cheshire, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 83, 13-36

Cuttler, R, Hewitson, C, Krawiec, K and Hepburn, S 2012 Gorse Stacks – 2000 years of quarrying and waste disposal in Chester. Brit Arch Reps, 563, Oxford

Dodd, L, 2020 Excavations at Chester: The northern and eastern extramural settlements; excavations 1990-2019 and other investigations, Archaeopress, 71, Oxford

Dodd, L, 2011 Investigating crane bases at Crane Wharf, Chester, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 82, 109-114

Dodd, L, and Druce, A, 2017 Milton Street, Chester, 2016: a sample excavation of a Civil War ditch, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 86, 121-130

Dodd, L, Flavel, A, Grant, F, Shotter, D, and Ward, M, 2006 Excavation of a Roman roadside settlement at Stockton Heath, Warrington, 2007, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 81, 5-64

Dodd, L and others, 2014 Second Wood Street, Nantwich. Excavation of a medieval and early post-medieval salt works 2003-4, J Chester Archaeol Soc84, 39-110

Dodd, L, 2018 Discoveries at the Northgate steps, Chester, 2016: the north gate of the Roman fortress,  J Chester Archaeol Soc88,  55-64

Dodd, L, Ball, M, Druce, D, and Mason, D, 2018 Excavations at Hunter Street, Chester, 2014-15: new light on the retentura of the Roman fortress,  J Chester Archaeol Soc88,  19-54

Fairburn, N, Bonner, D, Carruthers, W J, Dunn, G, Gale, R, and Ward, M, 2003 Birch Heath, Tarporley: excavation of a rural Romano-British settlement, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 77, 59-114

Fairburn, N, Bonner, D, Carruthers, W J, Gale, GR, Mattews K J, Morris, E, and Ward, M, 2003 Birch Heath, Tarporley: Brook House Farm, Bruen Stapleford: excavation of a 1st-millennium BC settlement, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 77, 9-57

Fletcher, M, 2008 Old Mill, Congleton, Cheshire – Brindley’s grand design?, Industrial Archaeol Rev, 30.1, 49-69

Garner, D J, 2007 Excavations at Chester: 25 Bridge Street, Chester; two thousand years of urban life in microcosm, Chester Archaeological Service Excavation and Survey Report, 14, Chester

Garner, D J, 2008 The Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement at Oversley Farm, Styal, Cheshire, Brit Arch Reps, 435

Garner, D and Reid, M, 2013 Roman Middlewich: re-assessing its form, function, and chronology, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 83, 37-93

Gregory, G, 2018 Woodford, the archaeology of a landscape and aerodrome, Greater Manchester’s past revealed, 21, Lancaster

Gregory, R, and Adams, M, 2019  Excavation at two cropmark enclosures at Puddington Lane, Burton, Wirral, 2010-2015,  J Chester Archaeol Soc89,  1-70

Hayes, L, 2008 Excavations at the former Rylands garage site, City Road, Chester, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 99-138, 99-138

Heawood, R, 2003 Excavations at Warrington Friary 2000, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 77, 131-185

Heawood, R, Howard-Davis, C, Drury, D, and Krupa, M, 2004, Old Abbey Farm, Risley, Warrington; building survey and excavation at a medieval moated site, Lancaster Imprints, 11, Lancaster

Hewitson, C, and Scruby, A, 2011 The development of the waterfront on the River Dee: excavations at New Crane Street, Chester, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 82, 21-66

Howard-Davis, C, and Buxton, K, 2000 Excavations at Church Moss, Davenham, 1995-6, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 75, 1-18

Jones, W, Bradley, P, Elliot, L, and Grant, F, 2017 South Arclid quarry, Sandbach, 2009-2014: a Bronze Age burnet mound and other archaeological discoveries, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 86, 33-50

Leah, M, 2014 ‘Oakhanger Farm, Haslington, Cheshire: summary recording of the eighteenth-century hall, J Chester Archaeol Soc84, 129-35

Moore, B, and others, 2014 Southworth Quarry, Winwick. Excavation of a Roman rural settlement, 2013, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 84, 13-37

Nash, G, Owen, P, and Martin, G, 2011 Archaeological investigations at Tilston’s Yard, New Crane Street, Chester, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 82, 67-84

Philpott, R, 2018 An assessment of the utility of supervised metal detecting in development-led archaeological work in Cheshire,  J Chester Archaeol Soc88,  87-114

Poole, B, 2011 The river Dee, Roodee, Cop and the workhouse: recent investigations, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 82, 85-108

Powell, A B, Higbee, L, Mepham, L, O’Neill, R, and Pelling, R 2018 Boughton retail Centre, Chester, 2012-13: a nineteenth-century tannery and other discoveries, J Chester Archaeol Soc87,  61-91

Raybould, O, 2019 Backford Hall: recent archaeological investigations,  J Chester Archaeol Soc89,  85-104

Reid, M, 2011 The early modern port of Chester, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 82, 1-20

Reid, M, Brooks, I, Innes, J, Needham, S, Roe, F,  Smith, Ian, Walsh, Sam and Woodward, A, 2014 Once a Sacred and Secluded Place: Early Bronze Age Monuments at Church Lawton, near Alsager, Cheshire, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 80, 237-277

Reid, M, Lageard, D, Mould, Q, Wild, F, 2004 Archaeological observations at Snow Hill car park, Nantwich, Cheshire, J Chester Archaeol Soc,  79, 25-36

Rogers, I R, and Garner, D J, 2007 Wilderspool and Holditch: Roman boom towns on the road north, Brit Arch Reps, 449, Oxford

Teasdale, A, Blinkhorn, B, Drinkall, G, Foulds, E M, Gardeiner, L F, and Gidney, L, 2018 Excavations at Saighton Army Camp, Huntington, 2011-2012: the medieval settlement,  J Chester Archaeol Soc88,  65-86

Towle, A, and Hayes, L, 2009 Kicking over the traces: the challenges of investigating small medieval towns in Cheshire, in Surveys, excavations, and burgage plots; recent work on the medieval towns of North West England (ed Saunders, T), Archaeol North West (new series), 1, 31-42

Williams, M, and Reid, M, 2008 Salt: Life and industry, excavations at King Street, Middlewich in 2001, Brit Arch Reps, 456, Oxford

Zant, J. 2015. Excavations on a Roman Salt-working Site at Jersey Way, Middlewich, Cheshire, Archaeological Journal,

Other reports

Ball, M, and Savage, S 2018, Unpublished coin hoards from Cheshire, J Chester Archaeol Soc87,  13-59

Beckley, R and Campbell, D 2014 Cheshire Past  in 2013. Sites investigated, recorded and protected, J Chester Archaeol Soc84,   137-49

Brennand, M, Chitty, G, and Nevell, M (eds), 2006 Research and archaeology in North West England: an archaeological research framework for North West England; volume 1, research assessment, Archaeology North West, 8, Manchester

Brennand, M, Chitty, G, and Nevell, M (eds), 2007 Research and archaeology in North West England: an archaeological research framework for North West England; volume 2, research agenda and strategy, Archaeology North West, 9, Manchester

Brown, F, and Howard-Davis, C, 2008, Norton Priory: Monastery to Museum, Excavations 1970-87, Lancaster Imprints, 16, Lancaster

Edwards, R, Nash, V, and Leah, M, 2018, Cheshire past in 2017, Part 1: sites investigated, J Chester Archaeol Soc88,  131-142

Garner, D, 2016 Hillforts of the Cheshire ridge: investigations undertaken by the Habitats and Hillforts Landscape Partnership Scheme 2009-2012, Archaeopress, Oxford

Garner, D, Lewis, J, and Freke, D, 2018 Barrow Old Hall and Twiss Green: investigations of two sub-manorial estate centres within the townships of Bold and Culcheth in the Hundred of Warrington (ed Collens, J), Archaeopress, Oxford

Higham, N J, 2000 The Tatton project, Part 3: The medieval estates, settlements, and halls, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 75, 61-133

Higham, N J, 2002 The Tatton project, Part 2: The post-medieval estate and halls: grandeur to decline, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 76, 81-126

Higham, N J, and Cane, T 1999 The Tatton project, Part 1: prehistoric to sub-Roman settlement and land use, J Chester Archaeol Soc, 74, 1-62

Lewis, J, Heawood, R, and Howard-Davis, C, 2011, Bewsey Old Hall, Warrington, Cheshire: Excavations 1977-81 and 1983-5, Lancaster Imprints, 17, Lancaster 

Leah. M and Edwards, J, 2015, Cheshire past in 2014, Part 1: sites investigated’, J Chester Archaeol Soc85,  89-97

Leah, M, 2017 Cheshire past in 2015, Part 1: sites investigated, J Chester Archaeol Soc86,  135-140

Leah, M,  Nash, V, and Adams M 2018, Cheshire past in 2016, Part 1: sites investigated, J Chester Archaeol Soc87,  165-170

Nash, V, Leah, M, and Nevell, M 2019, Cheshire past in 2018, Part 1: sites investigated, J Chester Archaeol Soc89,  151-160

Nevell, M, 2018, Chester and the archaeology of industrialisation, 1650-1900, J Chester Archaeol Soc87,  93-133

Smith, L, 2018 Norton Priory: monastery to museum, J Chester Archaeol Soc87,  151-163

Timberlake, J, and Prag, A J N W, 2005 The archaeology of Alderley Edge: survey, excavation and experiment in an ancient mining landscape, Brit Arch Reps, 396, Oxford

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