Reading Land

Reading Land by T.Fletcher. Soft back, 98 pages, Illustrated Colour, 14.8cm x 21cm

Reading Land by T.Fletcher. Soft back, 98 pages, Illustrated Colour, 14.8cm x 21cm.

This book is primarily aimed at relative newcomers to the hobby with a nod of recognition to the old hands at the game who will find one or two snippets worth adding to their site finding knowledge. In Reading Land the author, Ted Fletcher, aims to draw the readers attention to the sites (which he calls "nodal points of communication") where people have congregated in the past and where, by definition, the occurrence of casual losses of coins, jewellery, artefacts etc increases dramatically. This A5 title of 98 pages has 57 informative illustrations and is sure to help you locate the most productive areas to search with a detector or eyes only.


  • Introduction
  • Barns
  • Cropmarks
  • Reused Building Materials
  • Pollards & Coppices
  •  Vanished Industries
  • Windmills & Watermills
  • Crop Recognition
  • Droving Routes
  • Stiles
  • Manor Farms
  • Ponds
  • Converging Routes
  • Elevated Grounds
  • Churchyard Walls
  • Hollow-Ways and Hedgebanks
  • Nettles & Elders
  • Trees & Hedgerow Shrubs
  • Moated Sites
  • Eyes-only Techniques
  • Reading Maps
  • Boundary Lines
  • Isolated Churches
  • Farm Gates
  • Monastic Sites
  • Rural allotments
  • Rivers and Streams
  • Named Meeting Places
  • Farm Shops & Pick Your-Own Sites
  • Motte & Bailey Sites
  • Modern Farming Techniques
  • Vanished Mansions
  • Prosperous Villages

See also:

  • Reading Beaches by Edward Fletcher (Z22RB)
  • Reading Tidal rivers by Edward Fletcher (Z22TR)
  • All three copies of Reading Beaches, Land and Tidal Rivers (Z27RALL)
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