The city of Chester has a long and complex history of occupation with archaeological remains surviving from many periods in its history.  The Chester Urban Archaeological Database and Characterisation project has recently recorded these complex layers in detail.

Historic Environment ServiceChester Rows

Cheshire West and Chester council has an Historic Environment Service who are responsible for heritage asset management in Chester and the wider borough .The team has many years experience in managing and interpreting the urban archaeological resource, including the visible monuments, buried remains, and finds and archives. It advises on flagship heritage assets such as Chester City walls, Amphitheatre and Lion Salt Works .

In addition it also provides a range of site information and public and community access services, including helping to deliver the University of Chester Archaeology Course.

Chester Excavation Archives

Chester archaeological remains to visit

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