SUR-2D2E23: Post medieval: Cannon balls

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Unique ID: SUR-2D2E23

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Three iron cannon balls. There are two 11lb balls, each 110mm diameter (4 5/16 inch), and one 9lb ball.


It appears that these were found in the grounds of a demolished school. It is not certain that when they were found they were buried. they are likely to be of late 18th century or early 19th century date. There is no indication that any has been fired. They may have been used as shot-put.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 08.674

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Royston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3640
Four figure Latitude: 52.041724
Four figure longitude: -0.018483
1:25K map: TL3640
1:10K map: TL34SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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