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

Contact the Society

Please direct your communication to the most suitable society representative.

Membership Enquiries

Anyone with interests in general history, and that of the North West in particular, please contact our Treasurer & Membership Secretary, Dorothy Laver.


Publication Enquiries

For publication enquiries, please contact our General Editor, Tim Thornton.


General Enquiries

Any general enquiries can be directed to our Society Secretary, Robert Stansfield at the Chetham Society email address.