WAW-45EDE1: Post Medieval cannon ball (plan).

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: WAW-45EDE1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A possible cannon ball made from cast iron. It is spherical and is 40.08mm diameter. It weighs 216g (7 ¾ ozs). The surface of the ball is corroded and flaking. A cannon ball weighing 8ozs was fired from a Robinet cannon, which the recorded example may be. These type of cannons were used in the 17th century (Blackmore 1990 Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars, Royal Armouries p. 83).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 216 g
Diameter: 40.08 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st June 2006 - Wednesday 1st November 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: No. 17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Shotteswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4145
Four figure Latitude: 52.101823
Four figure longitude: -1.402843
1:25K map: SP4145
1:10K map: SP44NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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