CLA41 - Metal Detecting and the Treasure Act 1996 (update of CLA12)

There is a revised version of the Metal Detecting handbook now available to members. It incorporates the changes in the definition of treasure as brought in by the Treasure (Designation) Order 2002.

It was updated with the kind assistance of Roger Bland of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. It also incorporates the new Code of Good Practice for Metal Detectorists that was contributed to by the Portable Antiquities Advisory Group which included the CLA and NFU. It is strongly advised that a landowner should enter into a written agreement with a metal detectorist prior to allowing him/her to come on to the land.

To order this handbook:

telephone the CLA Publications Department on 020 7235 0511 – please have your membership and credit card numbers to hand;


write to the CLA Publications Department, 16 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PQ enclosing cheque/postal orders made payable to CLA.

Price for members: £15 - Price for non-members: £22

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