Treasure hunters lead researchers to 13th century Welsh manor

Metal detectorist John Lyon was thrilled to find a hoard of 44 coins dating to the 13th century in a farmyard near Pinchbeck, Wales, but the real discovery may be the source of the coins: a 13th century "well-built house" with a possible ecclesiastical connection.

The discovery of the coins has led to speculation that remains of a nearby stone wall might be the manor house of "Humphrey de Bohun, the Earl of Hereford and Essex, who was granted rights for a market and fair at his Pinchbeck manor by King Edward II in 1318."