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

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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: LVPL-C528F4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
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An iron cannon ball of possible Civil War date. The ball measures 73mm in diameter and weighs 1642g / 3lb 9.9oz. The ball is stamped with a mark which is worn and unclear, possibly 2G. The object is iron however corrosion has been cleaned off leaving it a mid-grey colour with light brown patches and traces of adhering iron corrosion. The object was discovered by the landowner and was picked up by the tractor tracks.
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sealand', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-E1DC37
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
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A possible demi culverin iron cannon ball c. 1600-1830. The ball measures 10.66cm (4.2 inches) in diameter and weighs 2154g (8lb 12oz). There is some corrosion on the object. Given its size and weight it is likely to be a demi culverin ball of the seventeenth century, which were usually 9lb with a 4.5 inch calibre. This was the standard size and weight of this type of ball right through to the nineteenth century. However, given that the diameter and weight of the object is slightly less than the standard for this type Stephen Bull (in lit. 6.7.2016) suggests that other options migh…
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 8th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bunbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-E95F5E
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron possible projectile or cannon ball of probable Post-Medieval (probably English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD). The object is spherical with an uneven corroded surface and a diameter of 46.96mm. There is no visible spru or casting seems however they may be obscured due to the corrosion. It is an orangey brown colour and weighs 213.73g.
Created on: Thursday 8th January 2015
Last updated: Thursday 8th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-D4CCA5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron cannon ball of Post-Medieval (probably English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD). The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter of 56.93mm. It weighs 439.0g. The object has probably been cast however no casting lines are visible. The object is mid-brown orange in colour with an uneven pitted surface.
Created on: Wednesday 9th July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 15th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aspenden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-AAFE95
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast iron cannon ball, probably dating to the Post-Medieval period, (1500-1700). The object is spherical and the surface is corroded and pitted.
Created on: Wednesday 10th November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tilstone Fearnall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-8E9491
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast iron cannon ball dating to the Post-Medieval period. The object has a clear cast line around the circumference and a casting spru is evident. A similar example which can be found on the database is CPAT-DB2C26.
Created on: Friday 4th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th June 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotton Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C14474
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small possible shot or cannon ball dating to the Post-Medieval period. The ball is almost spherical and there are no casting marks visible. The ball has little corrosion, the surface is pitted all over. It is 27.00mm in diameter and weighs 78.2g.
Created on: Friday 7th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chester', grid reference and parish protected.


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