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County of Shropshire. Attribution: By Nilfanion, CC BY-SA or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons
County of Shropshire. Attribution: By Nilfanion, CC BY-SA or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

Shropshire sits at the heart of The Marches, an area famed for its diverse geology, and rich history founded in conflict between the English and Welsh.

Thousands of years of history are still visible in the Shropshire landscape with many nationally important monuments – for example the ruins of the Roman city of Viriconium (Wroxeter)  and the defining border of Offa’s Dyke. The medieval market towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow remain largely unaltered and fiercely independent. Being in an area of great diversity and lands of conflict the archaeology of Shropshire is abundant and varied. 

Explore artifacts found in Shropshire which are recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database, recent nationally important finds of treasure include the Bitterley and Shrewsbury hoards. 

The Finds Liaison Officer for Shropshire and Hereford (The Marches) is Peter Reavill, who is supported by a range of volunteers and self-recorders. To find out more about volunteering and finds in Shropshire, visit our Blog.

To get involved, try one of the museums, societies and organisations. Or contact us to learn more about volunteering for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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