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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 death of David Williams, Surrey and Berkshire Find Liaison Officer. If you have emailed David.Williams@surreycc,, these will be retrieved and responded to in due course.

Whilst arrangements are currently being finalised for the cover of the Finds liaison Officer Role, and if you have found an object which you think should be recorded, or have any enquires regarding the PAS, in the interim please contact:

Helen Costas
South East Region Portable Antiquities Scheme Intern.


We appreciate your patience during this difficult transitional period.

Further information will be published as soon as arrangements are finalised.

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

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