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Gallery
Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Metal Detector Finds
Below are various Metal Detector Finds which are attributed to Pocklington or very near Pocklington. Precise locations for finds will be difficult information to obtain because of the desire to protect the site.
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Anglo Saxon Silver sceat c600-655ad

This coin was sold on ebay 08/10/08 to a private collector. This coin is truly a little work of art and in nearly EF condition. It is a series N silver sceat with the Fantastic animal on one side and two men carrying crosses on the other. Catalogue reference S810. It fits into the early range of coinage from about 600 to 775ad. It was found many years ago near Pocklington with a Whites XLT.

The detail was not visible until it had been carefully cleaned. size approximately 14mm. Permission to place on this website was given by the finder.

York Coins
Edward "the Martyr" (975-978), Silver Penny

Sole type – Reform Small Cross type, 1.45g., York - Ælfstan, draped diademed bust left, +EADPEARD REX AI, rev., cross pattée, +ELFSTAN M-O EFR, (N.763; S.1142; EMC 2007.0134 this coin), a field find, full round coin, no chips or cracks, good fine, the rarest of the late Anglo-Saxon monarchs. SOLD.

Provenance:
Found with the aid of a metal detector at Pocklington, Yorkshire, East Riding, England (SE 8049)
Coin Register 2008
Early Medieval Corpus 2007.0134

Edward the eldest surviving son of Eadgar and his first wife, Aethelflaed was crowned king on his father's death at the age of sixteen. His candidature was supported by Dunstan the influential Archbishop of Canterbury; it was opposed by Eadgar's second wife, Queen Aelfthryth and her followers who supported Edward’s younger half-brother, Aethelred II. On March 18, 978, Edward was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset by Aelfthryth’s followers. Whilst Aethelred was only ten years old at the time of the murder and therefore not directly implicated in the murder, his succession was tainted with the double crime of fratricide and regicide and was to ultimately end in the loss of the kingdom to Danish invaders. Canonized and awarded the tile of “Martyr”, Edward is recognized as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Anglican traditions.

Kind Permission to place on this website was given by Anthony Wilson of http://www.yorkcoins.com

To all Pocklington area Metal Detectorists , I would appreciate it, if you would be willing to send me photos of your finds to place on this website and together we can build a useful history of the area. Please contact me.