Chicken uncovers 1,000-year-old artefact in Stansted
14:48 04 April 2014
A chicken has unearthed an ancient artefact at a historic village in Stansted.
Staff at Mountfitchet Castle were stunned yesterday (Thursday) when one of the resident chickens scratched up a rowel from a medieval Knight’s spur.
A visitor to the attraction in Stansted witnessed the event and handed the item into the visitor centre.
After a quick wash, the owner of the attraction Jeremy Goldsmith quickly identified it as a part of a spur as worn by Knights over 1,000 years ago.
The rowel will be put out on display for all visitors to see over the Easter holidays.