Crockernwell dig turned out ok

Our recent Devon dig

group metal detecting in Devon
Quick briefing and wristband check before setting off.

So last week the group went metal detecting some land situated at Crockernwell, near Whiddon down, Devon. It was a great turn out for this area with around 60 detectorists in attendance.

My partner and I had driven up the night before in the Transit camper to The Post Inn in Whiddon Down. We had reserved a table here and the Landlord was delighted to let us stay in the carpark for free for the night, which was convenient because the group dig was only five minutes away. We would strongly suggest this eatery to everyone; the food was delicious and the environment was comforting.

Lets go detecting

On arrival, parking was a bit of a nightmare, but we got through it. The fields were soaked with water and could only be accessed by 4x4s. Everyone else managed to park in little yards and along the road, that the landowner had give us permission to use.

metal detecting parking group dig field Devon
4x4s parked in a very wet field

Then came the romans

There weren’t many signals, but there were enough to keep everybody entertained. Two of the fields began to produce Roman coins, totalling ten or eleven coins, three of which were silver.

Some more finds

The rest of the day produced all sorts of Victorian, Georgian stuff like penny’s, horse brasses and buttons. Along with the usual rubbish like moo tubes, bullets and lead. Overall it was a great day that most of us enjoyed and we were extremely lucky with the weather.


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