The survey field is 4 acres in size and has OSR stubble that has been flattened in most places.
We last visited this field in September 2013 with some spectacular results.
However, on this occasion we struggled to recover the artefacts that were there. Our conclusion was that the field had only been cultivated and never ploughed since our last visit. The cultivating had disturbed some items in the form of two cut-half pennies, a ring, medieval buckles and a lovely zoomorphic casket foot amongst the recoveries.
We decided that we would cut short the survey and keep our promise to call in at a brand new permission nearby to say hello.
We could see that there was a lot a combine activity in progress on several fields in the area.
We arrived at the farmhouse to be greeted by two very friendly guard dogs.
The landowners wife came out to meet us and after the introductions she said that she'll email us as soon as the field is harvested.
Meanwhile, an email came through on the 'phone to say that another new landowner had left a message to call him with regards to surveying land he owns that has deserted medieval village on it.
All in all it was a pretty good day with plenty to look forward to.
Images of today's recoveries can be seen HERE.