Findspot - Post Medieval coin hoard, Lighthorne.

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a hoard of silver coins, all dating to the Post Medieval period, were found in Old School Lane, Lighthorne.

Notes about this historic site

1 Civil War hoard 1642-49. SP342558. Half crowns, shillings and sixpences – England, Scotland and Ireland. Edward VI to Charles 1: 1551-1645/6. Their value in 1645 would have been £4 15s 3d.
2 The find was made at the front of the last cottage on the left up Old School Lane at SP34325588. The find was made when the cottage was occupied. Date not known but between 1970 and 1980. Present location of coins unknown.
3 Source of reference 1 uncertain.
4 The hoard comprised 93 silver coins and was uncovered in a trench outside the cottage in 1972. Claims dates varied between 1551 and 1646.

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