LANCUM-B87E37:

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CANNON BALL

Unique ID: LANCUM-B87E37

Object type certainty: Certain
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An iron post-medieval cannon ball, probably dating to the 17th century. It is cylindrical. It measures 95mm in diameter. The size suggests that it was intended to be fired from a demi-culverin, a medium cannon in use during the late 16th and 17th century. Other options might be that it is a ball from a ball mill for crushing minerals or a foreign cannon ball of unidentified type.

Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordnance, 216. London: HMSO.

The diameter is 90mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 90 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 9th October 2017 - Monday 9th October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Caton-with-Littledale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5364
Four figure Latitude: 54.06977793
Four figure longitude: -2.71969371
1:25K map: SD5364
1:10K map: SD56SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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