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

Hoards Found in Yorkshire


Silve coins and bullion from the Vale of yor Harrogate Hoard

Above: Coins and silver bullion from the Vale of York/Harrogate Hoard. Photograph by JMiall.

The Harrogate/Vale of York Hoard. A 10th century hoard of Anglo-Saxon and Viking silver, including 617 coins. Found by David and Andrew Whelan on the 6th of January 2007. The hoard was valued at over a million pounds. BBC coverage.


The Silsden Hoard, 27 Iron Age gold staters and a roman finger ring. Found in 1998 by Jeff Walbank.


The Vale of York Hoard, Gareth Williams and Barry Ager, published by The British Museum Press, 2010. Softback 48pp. ISBN 9780714118185. Includes many colour photographs.

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.