DUR-2A7B53: Medieval stone cannon ball

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Unique ID: DUR-2A7B53

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Stone cannon ball from the late Medieval period- Post Medieval period, c. 1400-1700. It is a spherical stone ball with some pock marks on its surface but mainly smooth.


Natasha Ferguson of the Battlefield Archaeology Centre, Glasgow has seen an image of this item and comments 'Dating these things closely is impossible as they occasionally used stone cannon balls during the English Civil war if supplies or iron or lead were low'


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 54.55 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Ms Natasha Ferguson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Trimdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ3735
Four figure Latitude: 54.708662
Four figure longitude: -1.427278
1:25K map: NZ3735
1:10K map: NZ33NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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