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The Derbyshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1878 to encourage interest in the County’s history and archaeology.

We run a regular programme of talks and visits and a number of lectures at Derby University on topics of local and national interest

In addition to publishing the annual Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, we also produce ‘Miscellany’, which focuses on local history and a Newsletter.

The programme of events is organised by the four sections of the Society who have a special interest in Archaeology, Local History, Architecture and Industrial Archaeology. When the opportunity arises, field work is organised by the Archaeological Research Group. The overall administration of the Society is run by its Council.

Full details of all our events, publications and contacts can be found via the menu together with membership information. The Stop Press page will notify readers of any (mercifully rare) changes to our programme and information on any relevant local or national events that may be of interest to you.

Our talks and lectures are open and free of charge to members and to the general public and we would hope that this would encourage future membership.

30-Jan ARG

Recent excavations carried out at Chester Green, Derby.

Dr Ian Miller

13-Feb IAS

Kings Mill on the River Trent. Arthur Shardlow

20-Feb LHS

Paying on the nail in The Shambles.  A history of Market Places and their buildings.

Anna Hallett

27-Feb ARG

Excavation of a manor house at Kirkby in Ashfield.  

Trevor Lewis


'Aethelfrith and the Battle of Chester AD616: a battlefield and war-grave discovered'

Dr David Mason, Principal Archaeologist, County Durham.7.30pm

7:30 Derby University, Lecture Theatre OL1, Kedleston Road Campus, Derby  

13-Mar LHS AGM

The Napoleonic Wars and Ashby de la Zouch.

Kenneth Hillier

20-Mar AS AGM

Short lectures by Section Committee members.

Heather Eaton: Derwent House, Milford 1849-1926

John D’Arcy: Some Palladian houses of the Veneto

Alison Haslam: Pugin and the Medieval Court in the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition in 1851

27-Mar IAS AGM

John Smedley’s Lea Mills.

Jane Middleton Smith

10 Apr ARG AGM

Mapping History and other Technical Research.

Mike Butler and Tony Brooks

Sat 9-May

EMIAC 88  Saturday 9 May 2015


Glebe Field Centre

Crich, Derbyshire

Hosted by the DAS.

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Full details in EVENTS page. See STOP PRESS