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How to find hoards with a metal detector - How to Find Hoards - Introduction - Colchester

Hoards Found in Essex


Bocking

A large hoard of Roman coins was found at High Garrett House in Bocking in 1834.

Braintree

3000 silver and bronze coins found here in 1828. Another hoard of Roman coins was found at the junction of Sandpit Lane and Rayne Road in 1906.

Bumpstead

Hoard of Roman silver coins.

Colchester

The Colchester Hoard, actually two separate hoards of large quantities of medieval silver pennies. The first of the hoards was found in 1902, the second in 1969.

Hornchurch

Hoard of medieval silver pennies found on Hornchurch road in 1938.

Little Waltham

Hoard of 180 Roman coins discovered on Sheepcoates Farm in 1901.

Loughton

Hoard of jewellery discovered here in 1908.

Margaretting

Hoard of Roman coins found at White's Place in 1930.

Ramsden Crays

Large hoard of Roman bronze coins was found at Tylde Hall Farm.

Terling

Hoard of gold and silver coins found at Terling Park Place in 1824.

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Hoard Hunting County Guide

Below is a county by county guide to hoard finds. These lists should not be considered exhaustive and new material will be added as more information and sources become available. All of the locations listed should be considered private property until proven otherwise and the proper permissions obtained, preferably in writing, in advance of any visit. Some hoard sites are scheduled ancient monuments, be very sure that any location you wish to metal detect on is not a protected archaeological site.