Metal detecting enthusiast finds 700-year-old ring

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Metal detecting enthusiast Patricia Richmond finds 700-year-old gold ring in farmer's field in Houghton Green..........

A METAL detecting enthusiast uncovered a 700-year-old gold ring during an early morning hunt in a farmer's field in Houghton Green.

Patricia Richmond discovered the medieval ring during a hunt in land near Peel Hall Farm in October.

On Wednesday June 29, a treasure trove inquest at Warrington Coroner's Court determined that the ring probably dated back to the 14th century.

The 59-year-old and her metal detecting partner Stuart Bibby arrived at the farmer's field at around 6am on October 20 and after less than an hour Ms Richmond had made the astonishing find.

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