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Tuesday, October 30

Thoughts from Grosvenor Park ...

Dear Bloggers,

As promised, the thoughts and ideas generated from this years excavation in the Grosvenor Park, Chester, are now available to download as a PDF (Portable Document Format). All you have to do is:

Go to the home page of the Chester Amphitheatre Project web site where you will see in 'Latest News' a link to the 'Grosvenor Park Website'. Click on this link and then click on 'About the Park', scroll down a little then click on 'Archaeology' then scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to the 'Archaeological Report for Grosvenor Park'.

Happy reading.

posted by Cheryl Quinn at 11:34



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see on the webcam that the excavations are being covered up with soil (or sand, or whatever). Who decided on this? It seems such a shame that they can't be preserved on view permanently, after all that painstaking work to uncover them. If anyone connected with the project reads this (although I suspect no-one looks here any more) can we have a news update please?

11:14 AM, March 10, 2008  
Blogger Cheryl Quinn said...


The structural remains uncovered at the amphitheatre are very fragile, consisting mainly of rubble foundations and soil deposits. The trenches have been carefully backfilled with sand and limestone chips to conserve the archaeology. The backfilling is a temporary measure whilst the City Council and English Heritage consider future opportunities for the site that may include the presentation and interpretation of the excavated remains.

Although investigations have finished on site, we are continuing to analyse and date the discoveries so that they can be put into sequence. Over 30 categories of finds, ranging from Roman pottery to collections of fish bone, are being examined and once this work is completed our conclusions will be published in a book charting the history of the amphitheatre from the prehistoric era right through to modern times.

The Chester Amphitheatre Project provided many exciting opportunities for people to get involved and maintaining this will play a key part of any future plans for the site. Chester City Council and its partners are in the process of considering how to make the most of the internationally important site so that it can be appreciated by generations to come and play its part in boosting Chester’s position as an international visitor destination.

I hope that this answers your question.

11:16 AM, June 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, im currently studying Archaeology at A-level and also doing a personal study on the Chester Amphitheatre. I was wondering whether theres any chance you have information on the artefacts found on site or any additional information. Thanks very much x

9:54 PM, November 20, 2008  

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