Frank Basford

Role: Finds Liaison Officer
Database records prefix: IOW

Address: Isle of Wight Heritage Service,
Guildhall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1TY

lat: 50.7006091 , long: -1.2923629

Short profile:

Prior to working for the PAS Frank was a Field Officer and Illustrator for the Archaeological Service of the Isle of Wight Council. During that time he worked closely with local detectorists and established good relationships with landowners. Consequently, metal detected finds have been recorded in the Isle of Wight Sites and Monuments Record and Historic Environment Record since 1980. Frank is particularly interested in the Bronze Age and in inter-tidal archaeology.

Phone (work): 01983 821000 ext. 5866
Phone (fax):

Email address:

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Period breakdown

A breakdown of finds by period
Period Finds Records
Bronze Age 447 217
Byzantine 5 5
Early Medieval 973 687
Greek And Roman Provincial 9 9
Iron Age 1720 419
Medieval 5566 5334
Mesolithic 163 58
Modern 92 90
Neolithic 245 219
Palaeolithic 55 19
Post Medieval 5692 5494
Prehistoric 4 4
Roman 7417 4221
Unknown 639 353

Records breakdown

A breakdown of finds recorded
Year Quarter Finds Records
2003 3 1 1
2003 4 129 118
2004 1 222 96
2004 2 256 169
2004 3 195 100
2004 4 239 116
2005 1 220 215
2005 2 223 174
2005 3 234 156
2005 4 1207 185
2006 1 272 215
2006 2 145 144
2006 3 249 190
2006 4 214 211
2007 1 233 225
2007 2 234 233
2007 3 325 266
2007 4 360 231
2008 1 574 256
2008 2 521 273
2008 3 320 184
2008 4 330 293
2009 1 617 371
2009 2 383 339
2009 3 456 315
2009 4 330 329
2010 1 859 372
2010 2 528 468
2010 3 375 350
2010 4 312 309
2011 1 1243 511
2011 2 426 380
2011 3 468 463
2011 4 376 368
2012 1 531 494
2012 2 549 417
2012 3 473 465
2012 4 334 331
2013 1 492 425
2013 2 463 450
2013 3 584 358
2013 4 320 316
2014 1 539 405
2014 2 349 330
2014 3 427 399
2014 4 382 375
2015 1 512 469
2015 2 432 431
2015 3 836 365
2015 4 347 297
2016 1 453 437
2016 2 532 353
2016 3 294 294
2016 4 291 291
2017 1 288 287
2017 2 293 291
2017 3 234 227

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