Medieval tithe barn unearthed at Croxton Kerrial dig

Project leader Tony Connolly of the Framland Local Archaeology Group has been hoping to find the "lost" 12th century manor house at Croxton Kerrial, near the Lincolnshire border in England. This summer's excavations have revealed several structures including a tithe barn.

Archaeologists also uncovered a 1.2m [4 ft] deep well containing "beautifully clear water" in which they found the tin alloy strap of a jug, featuring a dragon design.

"I'm writing a history of the village and I found references to the manor house but nobody knew anything about it," he said. With the buildings reappearing, connolly hopes the manor house will not be far behind.