A Local historian believes that a statue of Strongbow may be buried in the vicinity of Christchurch Cathedral, and that ground penetrating radar could be used to find its location.
Dermot Power says he discovered a reference to the statue, which was believed to have originally stood outside Reginalds Tower in a newspaper article dated 1792.
He told WLR the author of the article gave a good description of the statue which Dermot sent to the Royal Armoury in Leeds.
On foot of this, they confirmed it was a description of a 13th century knight.
"It took them nearly four months to decipher what it was, because there is nothing like it in England. The 13th century was before they wore armour, it was essentially chainmail and leather."
The Royal Armoury believe if found, the statue would be the oldest in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales.
Dermot believes it exists and that ground-penetrating radar could be used to see what lies underneath the ground.
"I believe it's buried in the ground somewhere around Christ Church. All of those houses are Elizabethan so you're talking the late 1500s, maybe a metre down."