Eccleston is a small village approximately 3 miles south of Chester on the Eaton Road, CH4 9HT.
The project aims are to investigate the physical development and cultural life of Eccleston as a community over time from the Prehistoric to Roman Settlement, the possible early Medieval Ecclesiastic site to the modern estate village. We are also exploring the relationship between Eccleston, and Heronbridge (subject of a past dig and a current exhibition in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester), their key route ways, (e.g. Watling street and the River Dee) and Chester to encourage public engagement with the history of the Eccleston area
To date we have undertaken an extensive test pitting exercise, and a more detailed excavation in 2012. Details are available on the web site and Facebook.
Membership of the society has many benefits including:
- Monthly lectures from Autumn to Spring by expert speakers on a wide range of topics
- Day and weekend excursions in the Summer on demand
- Fieldwork projects in collaboration with local professional organisations
- Campaigning on local heritage issues
- Publication of a nationally renowned specialist journal
- Publication of a twice-yearly newsletter
- Maintenance of its own library with a fine, wide-ranging collection of books
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