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Poulton Archeological Site

At Poulton we have an important archeological site

Poulton Chapel is an important archaeological site that dates back as far as the Mesolithic period (8,000 B.C.). In medieval times it was occupied by a monastic site. More than 430 skeletons have been identified within the chapel graveyard

More information can be found on the following website: www.poultonproject.org

The Poulton Project is a multi-period rural excavation 3 miles south of Chester which has produced evidence for 10,000 years of human activity. The site was discovered during the search for a Cistercian Abbey, when excavations unexpectedly revealed the foundations of a medieval chapel and associated graveyard with an estimated 2000 burials. Continued research has uncovered mesolithic flints (indicative of of a seasonal hunting camp) and later tools of neolithic and bronze age farmers. Notably the site contains the largest lowland settlement discovered west of the Pennines. An extensive and high status Roman landscape is indicated by structures, industry and field boundaries that have produced a large assemblage of ceramics, metal and building material.