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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 100 pages has 57 informative illustrations and is sure to help you locate the most productive areas to search with a detector or eyes only.
The chapter headings give you a good idea of the content:
Introduction, Barns, Cropmarks, Reused Building Materials, Pollards & Coppices, Vanished Industries, Windmills & Watermills, Crop Recognition, Droving Routes, Stiles, Manor Farms, Ponds, Converging Routes, Elevated Ground, Churchyard Walls, Hollow-Ways & Hedgebanks, Nettles & Elders, Trees & Hedgerow Shrubs, Moated Sites, Eyes-Only Techniques, Reading Maps, Boundary Lines, Isolated Churches, Farm Gates, Monastic Sites, Rural Allotments, Rivers & Streams, Named Meeting Places, Farm Shops & Pick-Your-Own Sites, Motte & Bailey Sites, Modern Farming Techniques, Vanished Mansions, Prosperous Villages