The Poulton Project - Registered Charity Number 1094552

The Poulton Project was incorporated as a charity on August 7th 2002. The incorporation statement is: To further the education of the public in the archaeology, history and architecture of a multi-period landscape in the Chester hinterland known as The Poulton Project and to promote and foster public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Archaeology generally.

Poulton’s Prehistoric Past

05 Jun

The aerial photo’s show the current excavation of a series of intercutting Iron Age roundhouses spanning generations of rebuilding on the same site. Portions of nine structures are exposed. Excavation has produced a large material assemblage which includes animal bone, ceramics, charcoal and fire cracked stone, the latter having been used as pot boilers. Resistivity […]

Artefacts of Six Millennia

10 Jan

Sifting through some of our finds over the dark, damp winter days reminded us of what a unique site we have. Poulton goes back over  millennia and to demonstrate that we would like to show you some of the artefacts which span something in the order of six thousand years ! If you have been to […]

How to find us.

22 Oct

DIRECTIONS TO THE POULTON RESEARCH PROJECT By Car If driving on the A55, exit at Junction 38 onto the A483 ‘Wrexham Road’, heading towards Wrexham. After a couple of hundred meters you will approach a roundabout. Take the first left onto the B5445 ‘Old Wrexham Road’. Follow this road for about a third of a mile. […]

The Poulton Project Archaeology Courses

22 Oct

Training Courses at Poulton, Cheshire, 2015 The Poulton Project is a multi-period rural excavation 3 miles south of Chester, which has produced extensive evidence for 10,000 years of human activity. The site was discovered during the search for a lost Cistercian Abbey, when excavation unexpectedly revealed the foundations of a medieval Chapel and associated graveyard, […]

Field Notes – weeks 10 – 13

21 Sep

Field Notes: Weeks Ten to Thirteen Corn height: see photo One month ago (!) I wrote a blogpost, with one week to go of the Poulton Research Project field school. That has long since come and gone, however the weeks following were full of activity and so I’ll attempt in this final field notes entry […]