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Welcome to the North West Regional Group of the Council for British Archaeology.

We cover the counties of Cheshire and Lancashire, plus Greater Manchester and Merseyside. The archaeology of this region is as diverse as its landscape, from the often-elusive remains of the Iron Age to iconic monuments of the Industrial Revolution.

We are an independent charity funded by our members' subscriptions. Our committee is elected at the AGM and meets five times a year.


  • help advance the study and care of the historic environment of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside
  • campaign for your heritage 
  • improve public knowledge of the region's past
  • bring together and support individuals, local amateur groups, professional bodies, academics and partners
  • encourage and publicise research and opportunities for education and participation

We fulfil these roles through our six-monthly meetings, newsletters, website and journal, as well as working behind the scenes to protect and enhance the historic environment.

Our members:

  • help us develop our work in education, conservation and
  • raise the profile of archaeology in the minds of decision-makers
If you care for the future of the past, and want to learn more about archaeology outside your own area, the Council for British Archaeology is the organisation for you.

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