CORN-53E127: shot (plan)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-53E127

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast iron shot, spherical in shape, with pitted surface, but with most of the surface iron corrosion product having fallen away since it was found, leaving the original object. The shot is about an inch and a quarter in diameter, or 39 mm, which could have been used by the smaller artillery pieces like the 'base', or small cannon, which was the smallest of the 'standard' list of guns of the late 16th century, at one and a quarter inch calibre, but equally could have been used as grape shot for some of the larger pieces. In the 17th century, during the Civil War, any iron object was used as an effective anti-personnel round, and there was no uniform size and weight for grape shot until the 19th century, so it is difficult to be precise (Philip Magrath pers comm).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 232 g
Diameter: 39 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st October 2010 - Tuesday 30th November 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Mr Philip Magrath

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Austell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX0151
Four figure Latitude: 50.325251
Four figure longitude: -4.797108
1:25K map: SX0151
1:10K map: SX01NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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