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    • Object type: cannon ball
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: GAT-A3E0C1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
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A complete cast iron cannon ball. The cannon ball is spherical in shape and has a dark reddish brown patina. The cannon ball may have been fired from a minion or falcon cannon. The minion cannon had a small bore of around 3.5 inches, while the falcon had a 2.5 inch bore (Bailey 2000, 94). Both cannons, in use from the 15th century, were also used during the English civil war. Given several skirmishes are recorded on Anglesey during the civil war, it is possible the cannon ball dates from this period. The PAS database holds two similar records from the Isle of Anglesey, GAT-DDF9D5, …
Created on: Thursday 14th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bryngwran', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-E7C59A
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An iron post-medieval cannon ball (c. 1500-1850). The ball measures 86.3mm in diameter and weighs 2019.9g. The size and weight of the cannon ball indicates that it may have been made for firing from a Saker or Minion type of cannon, used in Britain during the 16th and 17th centuries. The cannonball is very corroded.
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
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Record ID: BERK-1C993D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A complete post Medieval iron cannon ball possibly dating to c.1500-1700 AD. Possibly relating to the English Civil War. The canon ball is spherical in shape and dark brown in colour. It is 42.4mm in diameter and weighs 300g. Similar cannon balls can be seen on the database, see records SWYOR-9C2E89, DENO-06026B, and IOW-DE96D9.
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: WREX-DC1313
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
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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)
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-26EDBF
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
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A probable iron cannon ball of post-medieval date, (circa 1550-1700AD) The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter ranging from 97.93mm to 81.47mm. It weighs 1.80 kilograms . The ball is of a dark-brown or rust red colour.with blackening to one side and lighter greyish areas. The cannon ball is in used condition with multiple pitting and dents. This cannon ball may date to the Dutch raid on the Medway Ports (1667AD), having been recovered lying on the mud at low tide close off Upnor Castle.
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-666A8D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Iron cannonball of probable post medieval date (c. AD 1575 - 1700). Heavily corroded with a flaking surface. H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that cannon balls of this form may have been fired from a post-medieval 'falconet' cannon. As this type endured from the later 16th century through the following century, with slight fluctuations in its diameter and weight of shot. Weight: 528g, diameter: 51.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 29th August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5B67DD
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A probable iron cannon ball of post-medieval (possibly English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD). The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter of c. 3.39 inches or 86.3mm. It weighs 2.430 kilograms (5.5lbs).. There is a circular protrusion on one side (or base) measuring roughly 18.25mm diameter. The ball is of a dark-brown colour.. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition; however, there are a number of areas which exhibit pitting and dents
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-AEDC9A
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast, copper alloy ball, probably a small cannonball dating from 1750-1850. The ball is sub-spherical and the surface is damaged with numerous score marks and pitting. This does not match any of the standard sizes known for late eighteenth or early 19th century cannonballs, the closest match being for a Serpentine, which fired balls of 1.5 inches in diameter. It is also unusual in being of copper alloy, but this has very little metal-on-metal friction, which made it invaluable for use in cannon where iron cannonballs would otherwise stick in the barrel. It could be a cannon ball but …
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-7BC34B
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sefton
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An iron ball, possibly a piece of canister shot from a post medieval gunpowder weapon. The object is roughly spherical with an uneven surface, mostly coated in reddish orange iron oxide rust. A small battle was fought in the area of Melling during the English Civil War, suggesting a date of AD 1642-1651.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melling', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-C21B7E
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A possible post-Medieval lead alloy possible cannon ball (c. 1500-c. 1800). This sub-spherical object has a flattened area, possibly due to impact. Two deep bisecting grooves may have been deliberately incised. This object is yellowish buff. Maximum diameter: 34.0mm (1.33858 inches); thickness: 29.8mm. Weight: 215.85g. (7.6145 ounces).
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 5th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-0A2531
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy probable cannonball of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The cannonball is spherical with hammered edges making the surface irregular. It is not clear whether the cannon ball has been fired. The metal has a mid-grey patina and is worn. The object is 32.9mm in diameter and weighs 144g. The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'rabinet' cannon which had a 1inch bore and shot a 0.50 pound ball.
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: DUR-063F80
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of Post-medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is sub-spherical and has a diameter of 52.06mm (2.05 inches), weight 496g (1lb 13/4ins). This would place the object within the diameter range of the Falcon cannon. Alternatively, it is possible that balls of this size were used collectively as grape shot in larger cannon. The Falcon cannon came into use during the latter half of the 15th Century and was mounted on wheels to make it more mobile. They were widely used during the Civil War. It should be noted that this object could also be a modern mill…
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-DE96D9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An apparently complete possible post-Medieval iron cannon ball (c. 1580-c. 1700). The ball is corroded and pitted and has a circumferential casting seam. The present dimensions suggest that it could have been used in a falcon or a minion (Blackmore 1976: 392-398). Diameter: 64.0mm. Weight: 993.0g. (3.027044 lbs). Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordnance. London: HMSO.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-8748EC
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A cast iron Post Medieval cannon ball, probably dating to circa AD 1500 - 1700. The object is spherical in shape with pitting and corrosion visible on the surface. The cannon ball has an orange coloured patina across its surfaces. Abrasion caused by movement whilst within the plough soil may have resulted in the loss of some of the original surface detail and full diameter and weight. The diameter and weight suggest that the type of cannon used to fire the cannon ball may have been the Demi-Culverin. This cannon had a 4 inch bore and fired a ball weighing 9.5 lb (4309 g). Gordon Bail…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: DENO-6309F1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A post-medieval cast iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD c. 1600-1800. The ball is spherical, well cast with no obvious waist, casting or set-up marks. However, the surface is corroded and pitted which may obscure some marking. The diameter is 60.03 mm, suggesting use with a falcon or falconett, artillery pieces in common use during the civil war period. Weight 800.2 g
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
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Record ID: DUR-D5A8DD
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A complete sandstone cannon ball from the Post-Medieval period c. AD1400-1700. The cannon ball is sub-spherical and the surface is mainly smooth, with some dents and areas of pitting. Just under half the cannon ball is light brown in colour, next to this is a strip of orange and then an uneven band of dark brown around the centre and the other side of the band is uneven in colour with patches of orange and dark brown to black. The cannon ball is c.185mm diameter and weighs approximately 20lbs. The cannonball was recovered from the River Wear in the vicinty of Framwellgate Bridge, fo…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: WAW-89A774
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Post Medieval (late 16th to 17th century) probable cannon ball: a broadly hemispherical corroded cast iron object which is heavily corroded. There are no signs of makers marks or casting seams, but these may be distorted by corrosion. It weighs 233g and measures c.650mm diameter. Although an inexact science, comparisons can be made with historic inventories of cannon shot, their dimensions and weights (see Blackmore 1976). These suggest that this ball might have been fired from a Robinet cannon. As this type endured from the later 16th century through the following century, with…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: DENO-DDD04E
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Derby
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A post-medieval iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD 1600-1800. It is made of iron, which has been presumably cast, although no seams are visible. The ball is dark brown with lighter flecks across a pitted surface. This ball is likely from a Minion cannon in use from the mid-16th century through to the end of the 17th, possibly dating to the English Civil War. Minion cannons were typically of a 3 or 3.25 'bore' (diameter of the barrel aperture) firing balls of 2.7/8inches or 3 inch in diameter respectively. Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordn…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: BERK-AA7B29
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A Post Medieval iron cannon ball probably dating to the 17th Century AD. No photograph
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: LON-D79394
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete stone Late Medieval or Post Medieval cannon ball dating between AD 1450-1750. Te diameter is 1.901 inches which makes it the correct size for a Falconet cannon. Falconets were invented in the late 15th century and were used throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Other stone cannon balls on the database are LON-8C8719, SWYOR-09F4A2 and LON-E4B976. Dimensions: diameter: 48.2mm; weight: 144.58g.
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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