Are There Objects of Historical and Monetary Value Hiding in Your
Find out what secrets lay hidden in your
For most of us, experiencing the richness of Britain's history is done in museums, libraries or on the
Internet. Thanks to the latest developments in detector technology and the willingness of landowners to allow
detectorists to search their land, the numbers of finds with genuine historical and monetary value is growing
rapidly in Britain. Last year alone almost 58,000 finds were reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme,
nearly all of which was found by metal detectorists.
Devon is rich with history but until recently there
has only been one record of a hoard being discovered in Plymouth. The next nearest hoard was found
However, in the last few years more Roman coins and artefacts
have been discovered, like the Seaton Hoard, metal detecting in Devon and the history is starting to be
Could there be valuable historic items waiting for
discovery in your land? Are you interested in finding out the history of your land and would you like a
detailed personal report showing what was found and exactly where?
Now you can find out for free. On your behalf, I will be pleased to
investigate and carry out a search at no cost to yourself.
I welcome new land to search and I'm happy to share any items of value
on a 50/50 basis.
In return for your kind permission, I would offer to:
- Report all worthwhile finds to you
- Share any finds or their value with you on the customary 50/50
- Work tidily without leaving a mess, removing all junk
- Respect your property and take care to avoid causing damage, loss or
hindrance (I have N.F.U. approved Civil Liability Insurance up to £5 million)
- To never discuss any of our finds or reveal any locations with anyone
without your prior consent - Full discretion is assured
- Abide by any conditions that you may wish to
- Can also search for lost metallic items e.g. jewellery, tools and
equipment, pipes, drain covers etc
To protect both you as the landowner and myself as a searcher I
recommend using a simple written agreement, signed by both parties which can be terminated at any time.
All too often detectorists obtain permission from landowners but never bother to
show any finds. I wanted to be different and take the time to show all my finds, the good, the bad, and the
downright bizare (like false teeth in a glass tube)!
My locations are NOT shared with
anyone else unless you would like me to do so. I consider the permission you grant me and the finds I
discover private between you and me. Everything is kept confidential and I excercise the highest
I do not work for the government, I have no
associations with any archaeologists, nor am I hoping for fame and fortune. My
relationship with you is of prime importance which is why I never share details of my sites. I do abide
by the law and will need to report anything I believe to be Treasure, but this will only be after I have
dicussed such items with you first. Your discretion is assured in all circumstances and I will be happy to
discuss this with you further should you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue.
If you are
interested in discovering what history might be under your land, please do contact me in complete
confidence. I am currently based in Crediton, Devon but am willing to travel for certain