Find Spot record MDR1122 - 'Ancient coins', near Cherry Orchard Farm, Fenny Bentley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Roman to Saxon - 43 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The 1st ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 shows a dashed line around an area approximately 35m x 45m, within which is written 'Ancient Coins found here between AD 1800 and 1874'. (1). "Near the north-west corner of the orchard attached to Cherry Orchard Farm in Fenny Bentley village ancient coins have been dug up for upwards of 70 years. Two years ago two silver coins of the date of King Arthur (sic) were found". (2). There is no local knowledge of the present location of these finds nor have there been any new finds within living memory. (3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Article in serial: 1920. Old Name Book. p 20.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 11-NOV-66.



Grid reference SK 176 501 (point) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1011

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2012 12:20PM

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