NCL-A1C882: NCL-A1C882: Post-Medieval cannonball

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: NCL-A1C882

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A cast iron cannonball of Post-Medieval date, probably from a Civil War battle in the area dating to 1644.

The ball weighs approximately 5 lbs with a diameter of 86.03mm. The ball was cast in a mould consisting of two hemispherical halves, as a flashmark is visible around much of the ball's centre. There are no further distinguishing features.

The surface has suffered from corrosion.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1644
Date to: Circa AD 1644

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 268 g
Diameter: 86.03 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006 - Saturday 1st January 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: South Tyneside (Metropolitan District)
District: South Tyneside (Metropolitan District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ3760
Four figure Latitude: 54.933311
Four figure longitude: -1.424092
1:25K map: NZ3760
1:10K map: NZ36SE
WOEID: 26351865
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: Monday 20th May 2013
Updated: Monday 20th May 2013

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