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Quantities of objects and records found

Quantities recorded per Officer and assistants

Fullname Institution Objects Records
Kate Sutton BERK 464 218
Julian Watters BH 1476 1207
Philippa Walton BM 900 784
Paul Manning BUC 35 35
Jennifer Moss BUC 21 21
Ros Tyrrell BUC 872 599
Chris Montague CAM 243 175
Richard Jones CAMBRIA 8 8
Gary Saunders COOK 8 8
Anna Tyacke CORN 206 206
Richard Hankinson CPAT 8 8
Rachel Atherton DENO 499 356
Jenny Wheeler DEV 1 1
Nicola Powell DEV 432 261
Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen DOR 2201 519
Caroline McDonald ESS 1097 898
Ian Leins FAIL 64 64
Sally Worrell FASW 28 28
Nina Steele GAT 2 2
Kurt Adams GLO 1432 368
Jane Ellis HAMP 392 381
Jodi Puls HAMP 915 872
Adela Edgoose HAMP 14 14
Richard Lewis HESH 7 7
Peter Reavill HESH 250 232
I.H. Szymanski IHS 10 10
Frank Basford IOW 913 482
Graham Healy KENT 1 1
Andrew Richardson KENT 1354 1185
Duncan Pennock KENT 139 139
Geoff Burr KENT 108 108
Ellie Hughes LANCUM 58 58
Lynn Mellor LEIC 21 21
Wendy Scott LEIC 1049 977
Adam Daubney LIN 1315 971
Jackie Keily LON 115 106
Siorna McFarlane LON 20 20
Faye Sayer LON 1755 1042
Nicole Weller LON 111 111
Nick Herepath LVPL 370 336
Julie Cassidy NARC 14 14
Helen Geake NFAHG 3 3
Lisa Staves NLM 917 881
Mark Lodwick NMGW 307 212
Lizzy Verrinder NMGW 441 142
Erica Darch NMS 463 457
Adrian Marsden NMS 69 69
ae55c44574e7932a84cf37aa21af25ba PUBLIC 26 26
Tom Plunkett SF 609 562
Faye Minter SF 4790 1986
Jude Plouviez SF 1559 1176
David Grenfell SOMDOR 1 1
Elaine Howard-Jones SOMDOR 781 620
Daniel Pett STAFFS 192 190
David Williams SUR 879 749
Liz Wilson SUSS 1683 1065
Anna Marshall SWYOR 632 525
Angie Bolton WAW 1555 1015
Katie Hinds WILT 1911 1234
Tom Brindle WMID 1363 1078
Caroline Johnson WMID 475 447
Simon Holmes YORYM 861 567
Dom Andrews YORYM 218 195
David Evans YORYM 343 271
Emily Thornton YORYM 24 24
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Quantities recorded per Institution

Institution Objects Records
BERK 464 218
BH 1476 1207
BM 900 784
BUC 928 655
CAM 243 175
CAMBRIA 8 8
COOK 8 8
CORN 206 206
CPAT 8 8
DENO 499 356
DEV 433 262
DOR 2201 519
ESS 1097 898
FAIL 64 64
FASW 28 28
GAT 2 2
GLO 1432 368
HAMP 1321 1267
HESH 257 239
IHS 10 10
IOW 913 482
KENT 1602 1433
LANCUM 58 58
LEIC 1070 998
LIN 1315 971
LON 2001 1279
LVPL 370 336
NARC 14 14
NFAHG 3 3
NLM 917 881
NMGW 748 354
NMS 532 526
PUBLIC 26 26
SF 6958 3724
SOMDOR 782 621
STAFFS 192 190
SUR 879 749
SUSS 1683 1065
SWYOR 632 525
WAW 1555 1015
WILT 1911 1234
WMID 1838 1525
YORYM 1446 1057
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Quantities by period

Period Objects Records
18 17
BRONZE AGE 673 449
BYZANTINE 5 5
EARLY MEDIEVAL 1355 1290
GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL 3 3
IRON AGE 939 794
MEDIEVAL 9655 7422
MESOLITHIC 1563 274
MODERN 87 60
NEOLITHIC 1360 771
PALAEOLITHIC 87 63
POST MEDIEVAL 5816 4686
PREHISTORIC 390 96
ROMAN 16795 10214
UNKNOWN 284 204
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Number of recorders per insitution

Institution Number of finders
BERK 63
BH 78
BM 106
BUC 209
CAM 27
CAMBRIA 1
COOK 2
CORN 32
CPAT 0
DENO 73
DEV 43
DOR 30
ESS 134
FAIL 1
FASW 6
GAT 1
GLO 37
HAMP 52
HESH 49
IHS 0
IOW 97
KENT 225
LANCUM 3
LEIC 110
LIN 51
LON 144
LVPL 54
NARC 4
NFAHG 2
NLM 70
NMGW 43
NMS 75
PUBLIC 2
SF 143
SOMDOR 117
STAFFS 29
SUR 124
SUSS 159
SWYOR 81
WAW 55
WILT 96
WMID 140
YORYM 131
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Average per month

Month Objects Records
January 1901 1433
February 2630 2075
March 7352 3362
April 1900 1486
May 2212 1633
June 3269 2273
July 3656 1905
August 2982 2039
September 4250 2908
October 3563 2767
November 3052 2610
December 2263 1857
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Year of discovery

Year Objects Records
No year recorded 5725 3243
1879 1 1
1920 1 1
1950 4 4
1955 2 2
1960 4 4
1963 39 2
1964 1 1
1965 1 1
1970 38 27
1973 1 1
1975 1 1
1976 1 1
1978 7 7
1979 12 12
1980 13 13
1981 1 1
1982 3 3
1983 1 1
1984 68 36
1985 27 27
1986 7 7
1987 6 6
1988 8 6
1989 4 4
1990 241 95
1991 83 81
1992 29 29
1993 16 15
1994 48 47
1995 110 60
1996 40 39
1997 157 99
1998 68 63
1999 263 66
2000 312 201
2001 193 191
2002 2373 522
2003 8309 5454
2004 20788 15950
2005 22 22
2009 2 2
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Discovery method

Discovery method Objects Records
Agricultural or drainage work 32 30
Building work 51 49
Chance find during metal detecting 4531 1145
Controlled archaeological investigation 163 25
Controlled archaeological investigation (stratified) 1 1
Controlled archaeological investigation (topsoil stripping) 5 5
Controlled archaeological investigation (unstratified) 500 79
Fieldwalking 4594 711
Gardening 860 279
Metal detector 25613 22796
Metal detector during controlled archaeological investigation 129 107
Other chance find 1971 862
Unknown 580 259
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Type of landuse

Landuse Objects Records
No landuse recorded 7351 5475
Coastland 1069 420
Cultivated land 27979 18473
Grassland, Heathland 892 815
Open fresh water 392 327
Other 1300 793
Wetlands 1 1
Woodland 46 44
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Findspot precision

Grid reference precision Objects Records
No grid reference recorded 5928 4249
2 figure reference 136 35
4 figure reference 1529 1370
5 figure reference 2 2
6 figure reference 19146 13489
7 figure reference 17 16
8 figure reference 9739 5630
9 figure reference 7 7
10 figure reference 2512 1536
11 figure reference 11 11
12 figure reference 3 3
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