Chichester & District Archaeology Society (CDAS)

From Prehistoric, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Mediaeval periods through to the 21st Century, Chichester city and its countryside provide a rich variety of archaeology for the members of the Chichester and District Archaeology Society.


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NEXT TALK: 25th September: James Brown, National Trust - Recent Excavations at Petworth (tbc)

PLACE: New Park Centre, New Park Rd, Chichester PO19 7XY TIME: 7:30pm

In Context : CDAS news snippets

Priory Park 2024
A preliminary report and 3D model showing the exciting discovery of remains of the stone bridge across the moat of the Norman castle can be found at the Priory Park 2024 page

Thorney Coastguard Station, Medmerry
A report on the discovery, recording and subsequent rapid destruction by the sea of the 19th century coastguard station at Medmerry is now available for download.

Discover Chichester on Foot
Our new, revamped, glossy walking guide to Chichester is now in stock. They will be sold at the Novium and by members direct at events. The books are priced at £3.00 (£2.50 to members).

East Head
A full report by Peter Murphy on intertidal fish traps at East Head has now been completed and is available for download.

Warblington 2014
During the 2014 CDAS excavation at the Warblington villa site a rare and fascinating stone cist containing two lead packages was found. You can read a full report about it here. The cist is now on display in Emsworth museum, see Links page for more details and opening times.

CDAS plans to make certain videos available to everyone via our new public YouTube channel here. In addition, members have the opportunity to see presentations on our members-only channel designed to supplement our monthly talks. Details of the latter channel have been circulated and are available on request.

Our latest public presentation can be viewed below.

President: Trevor Davies        Chairman: Dickie Spurgin