WREX-DC1313: Stone cannon ball of possible Civil War period

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Unique ID: WREX-DC1313

Object type certainty: Certain
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Stone sub-spherical cannon ball made from a sedimentary stone. The object has a section missing. The size and weight would suggest a demi culverin of the Civil war period c. 1640-1700.

Such dressed stone is commonly referred to as gunstone prior to the 17th century and were fired from smoothbore cannons.

Diameter: 113mm; weight: 1431.9g (3.157Ib)


Record prepared from images and description sent to local FLO by finder as an email enquiry. The object has therefore not been seen by the FLO.

Finder notes that the object was partially buried in the disturbed soil and looked very different to the other stone on the area.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1640
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1431.9 g
Diameter: 113 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st June 2018 - Thursday 7th June 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Email enquiry to North Wales FLO

Materials and construction

Primary material: Stone
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Berriew (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO1897
Four figure Latitude: 52.56462605
Four figure longitude: -3.21115379
1:25K map: SO1897
1:10K map: SO19NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Casual find whilst dog walking.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WREX
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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