HESH-8C0315: Small cannon ball of probable post-medieval (English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD)

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: HESH-8C0315

Object type certainty: Certain
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Small cannon ball of probable post-medieval (English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD)

The cannonball is spherical with a diameter of 44.1mm. It weighs 351 grams (12.25 ozs). It has been made in iron which has been presumably cast. There is a small linear ridge running around part of the ball, which might be the remains of the casting flange.

The ball is of a mid-brown orange colour with small areas of slight flaking and active corrosion. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition and with no obvious dents or grazes which might suggest use. The size is slightly odd and may have been made for a hand-held cannon (possibly a dragon or serpentine) rather than for a standard sized cannon.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 351 g
Diameter: 44.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd May 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
District: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Newport (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7318
Four figure Latitude: 52.758926
Four figure longitude: -2.401526
1:25K map: SJ7318
1:10K map: SJ71NW
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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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