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The Portable Antiquities Scheme in Surrey

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Such discoveries offer an important source for understanding our past.

It is with sadness we report the recent passing of David Williams, Surrey and Berkshire Find Liaison Officer. If you have recently emailed David, please note that his email account is now closed and messages will not be seen by anyone else. Arrangements have been made to collect and secure objects and artefacts that were in David's possession please see our page about items deposited for recording.

If you have found an object in Surrey which you think should be recorded, or have any enquires regarding the PAS, please contact: Helena Costas, South East Region Portable Antiquities Scheme Intern. Email:

If you believe your object qualifies as Treasure under the terms of the 1996 Treasure Act you are still required to report it within 14 days of discovery and should contact your nearest available Finds Liaison Officer for guidance. Contact details can be found on the PAS website (above)

We appreciate your patience during this difficult transitional period. Further information will be published soon.

For pictures and information about Surrey finds which have been recorded, please see the Portable Antiquities Scheme online database.