The Boy Who Bought A Field

Archaeologist and broadcaster Dr Francis Pryor explores the fascinating story of a young graduate who has just bought a field - convinced he has discovered the lost medieval town of Trellech. Seven hundred years ago, Trellech was not only the industrial heart of Wales specialising in the manufacturing of iron, but also its biggest and most prosperous town.

Stuart Wilson, 25, who has recently graduated in archaeology at York University, has set out to prove the experts wrong by buying a field in Monmouthshire for £40,000. Will this turn out to be a remarkable find, or just a big mistake?

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Archaeologist and broadcaster Dr Francis Pryor explores the fascinating story of a young graduate who has just bought a field - convinced he has discovered the lost medieval town of Trellech. Seven hundred years ago, Trellech was not only the industrial heart of Wales specialising in the manufacturing of iron, but also its biggest and most prosperous town.

Stuart Wilson, 25, who has recently graduated in archaeology at York University, has set out to prove the experts wrong by buying a field in Monmouthshire for £40,000. Will this turn out to be a remarkable find, or just a big mistake?

2006030620060514

Archaeologist and broadcaster Dr Francis Pryor explores the fascinating story of a young graduate who has just bought a field - convinced he has discovered the lost medieval town of Trellech. Seven hundred years ago, Trellech was not only the industrial heart of Wales specialising in the manufacturing of iron, but also its biggest and most prosperous town.

Stuart Wilson, 25, who has recently graduated in archaeology at York University, has set out to prove the experts wrong by buying a field in Monmouthshire for £40,000. Will this turn out to be a remarkable find, or just a big mistake?