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

Hoards Found in Northumberland


Hoard of roman gold and silver artefacts found here in 1811.

Berwick upon Tweed

The Collette Hoard, found by John Minns in 2005. The hoard consists of bronze age axes and jewellery.


Large hoard of silver roman coins found here in the 18th century.


The Corbridge Treasure, an important hoard of roman silver may lay undiscovered in the river Tyne at Corbridge.

The Corbridge Hoard, Roman military equipment and armour. Found in 1964. A hoard of roman gold coins was found at the same location in 1911.

Ewart Park

The Ewart Park Hoard. Bronze age founders hoard.


Hoard of 300 gold nobles found here in 1834.


Hoard of roman coins.


Hoard of 516 roman gold and silver coins found here in 1766.

Thorngrafton Common

Hoard of gold and silver roman coins.


Hoard of 5000 roman coins found here in 1879.


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.