The Wroughton Hoard.The hoard dates from 1643 when the Civil War was raging through Wiltshire. It has been identified with Bartholomew Brind but may really have belonged to his father John or possibly even John's father (name unknown). Both John and Bartholomew lived long after 1643 so it is hard to see why they would not have dug it up.
|In May 1998 Glenn Bailey was building a patio at his house in The Pitchens, Wroughton, see map right when he came across a broken pot that seemed to have old washers in it. These were actually 219 coins, many made of fairly high grade silver, dating from 1500 to 1643. The total value of the Wroughton Hoard, now housed by Swindon Museum , was £9 15s. 8d. Clearly the hoard was buried during the Civil War.||
The Pitchens, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 0RU