have carefully selected the following sites as particularly useful, interesting
If you would like to
suggest a website or link to us please email us at
National Council for Metal Detecting
Here you will find
information on clubs, membership, the Treasure Act, in fact everything you will
need to know about the hobby and the National Council for Metal Detecting.
Portable Antiquities Scheme
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a
voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects
We have found this to be very
useful if you are planning trips, giving local ten day forecasts
Department for Culture Media and Sport
The government department with
overall authority for portable antiquities and other heritage issues. DCMS both
funds and oversees the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
The Heritage Lottery Fund
The Fund has awarded a series of grants to fund 46 posts in England and Wales at
the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Museums, Libraries and Archives
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is the national development
agency working for and on behalf of museums, libraries and archives and advising
government on policy and priorities for the sector.
The national organisation reponsible for many of England's greatest monuments
and buildings. English Heritage is also the Government's adviser on archaeology.
The British Museum
The Museum is part of a group of organisations which oversees the running of the
Portable Antiquities Scheme. It also provides funding for the West Midlands'
Cornucopia : Discovering UK Collections will give a complete picture of the
wealth of UK museum collections through a comprehensive database available on
this website. This pilot website provides information on the 50 museums in
England with Designated collections.
Viking and Anglo-Saxon Landscape
VASLE is a major archaeological project funded by the Arts and Humanities
Research Board (AHRB). It aims to analyse the wealth of data found through
activities such as metal-detecting.
PastScape is a public digital database provided by English Heritage, which is
derived from the National Monument Record's national datasets of up to 400,000
Holiday Cottage in Shropshire
Holiday Cottage in Shropshire, this
secluded converted barn is set on the English/Welsh border,
Ideal metal detecting