Welcome to the Chetham Society

Founded 1843

The Chetham Society publishes major works of scholarship on the history of the palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester.

An annual subscription to the Society entitles individuals and institutional members to a free copy of each volume produced during the year, and to a discount off the purchase price of back titles in the series which are still in print.

Registered Charity No. 700047

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Contact Us


Please contact the Treasurer for matters relating to new and existing membership, subscriptions, and the Society's finances

Dorothy Laver - dorothy.laver@gmail.com

General Enquiries

Please contact the Secretary for matters relating to the Society's meetings and governance, for permissions enquiries, and for other general correspondence

Robert Stansfield - chethamsociety@hotmail.co.uk


Please contact the Editor for matters relating to the purchase of volumes from the Society's Third Series, and to discuss proposals for future publication

Tim J Thornton - t.j.thornton@hud.ac.uk