Excavation in the park
Cheshire West and Chester Council's Historic Environment Service
is running a training dig in Grosvenor Park for students from the
University of Chester’s History and Archaeology Department
from 7 - 31 May.
This year we will:
- Excavate and record the brick hearth relating to Cholmondeley's
- Understand the purpose of the timber framed
- Relocate the previously uncovered Roman road and recover archaeological evidence from its surface and side ditches.
- Investigate the nature of any Roman structures next to the
- Collect environmental samples from interesting areas on the dig
such as the fills of ditches and areas of occupation.
- Examine and record the archaeology from other periods of
history such as evidence for medieval ploughing.
- Student's blog
Find out more about the Archaeology of Cheshire
This series of factsheets give a great introduction to the Archaeology of Cheshire.
We have chosen ten objects that tell the story of Cheshire's past:
You can also view the following leaflets for Cheshire East and Warrington, areas that are covered by the Cheshire Archaeology Planning Advisory Service.