WAW-4E4F31: Single view of a cannon ball.

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Unique ID: WAW-4E4F31

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The cannon ball is sphereical, 75mm in diameter, weighing 1756g (3lbs 14oz). It has been made in iron which has been presumably cast.

The cannon ball is in fairly good condition with no active corrosion.


Civil War activity did take place in Powick on the 23rd September, 1642 and in 1651 as part of the battle for Waorcester ("The Civil War in Worcestershire" Malcolm Atkin, 1995 Hereford and Worcester Libraries and Arts.)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1756 g
Diameter: 75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

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Identified by: Malcolm Atkin
Secondary identifier: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Powick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8351
Four figure Latitude: 52.157012
Four figure longitude: -2.249911
1:25K map: SO8351
1:10K map: SO85SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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  • Robin Hickman wrote @ 19:29:31 on the 1st July 2011.

    I purchased this cannon ball from the previous owner (who had found it in his garden in Powick, Worcestershire) on Monday 27th June 2011 and I have mounted it on a wooden stand with a plaque inscribed 'BATTLE OF WORCESTER ~ English Civil War ~ 1651'

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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