UK Site Guide 2450+ entries <> 92 very detailed Victorian maps <> Market & Fair Sites <> Meeting Places <> Gain Search Permission
LOCATE THOUSANDS OF SUPERB SITES AND MAKE MORE FINDS…
Successful sites, according to most metal detectorists, are those with the potential to produce large quantities of quality coins and artefacts from all periods; Bronze Age to modern.
Using rare 18th & 19th century sources, David Villanueva has drawn on over 30 years experience in metal detecting and historical research to compile this exciting guide to thousands of potentially successful detecting sites throughout the United Kingdom, with histories stretching back hundreds or even thousands of years.
This is the only site guide you will ever need for the author of Site Research, explains clearly how to generate a host of successful detecting sites from every place in the guide, which will keep your finds bag overflowing for years to come. And to lead you to these sites, there is a wealth of valuable information included together with superb reproductions of 92 highly detailed Victorian maps covering every U K county so you get a complete antique county atlas as well.
We needed Victorian county maps covering the UK, showing sufficient detail and features to be of real use to detectorists and are pleased to have located these superb specimens at a scale around 5 miles to the inch (scale varies slightly according to the size of the county).
The maps for England and Wales, by renowned mapmaker Joshua Archer come from Thomas Dugdale’s Curiosities of Great Britain (1846) and contain an abundance of information for the detectorist such as detailing the Hundreds, market towns, manors, polling places, roads, rivers, canals, mail coach routes and the few railways that existed at the time. Also included are many castles, abbeys, priories, Roman sites and even some coin hoards.
The maps for Scotland and Northern Ireland, by another famous mapmaker, John Bartholomew, come from two Philip’s Atlas’ published in 1882 and 1883 and outline every parish in Scotland and every barony in Northern Ireland. The Channel Islands and Isle of Man maps come from the National Gazetteer published in 1868.
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UK SITE GUIDE – OVER 2450 ENTRIES
92 INFORMATIVE REPRODUCTION VICTORIAN MAPS
Covering ALL of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
A COMPLETE NINETEENTH CENTURY ATLAS
In this fact-packed volume you will find:
- History of Markets and Fairs in Britain.
- The Siting of Markets and Fairs.
- Finds from Market and Fair Sites.
- Finds from the routes.
- Open-Air Political Meetings.
- The Siting of Meeting Places.
- Finds from a Hundred Court Site.
- Practical Map Reading.
- Finding the Sites.
- County Atlas & Site Guide for England and Wales.
- County Atlas & Site Guide for Scotland.
- County Atlas & Site Guide for Northern Ireland, Channel Islands & Isle of Man.
- Gaining Search Permission: the Project Approach.
- Bibliography and Sources.
- Code of Practice.
Softcover, 250 x 190mm, 236 pages, (Greenlight Publishing, 2007) ISBN 978 1 897738 306 £21.95