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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
    • Institution: SUSS

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Record ID: SUSS-90E2B6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball. It is spherical with a distinct casting seam and rough mould vent sprue mark on one side. It is 49.3mm, 1.95 inches in diameter and weighs 440 grams, 15.5 ounces. Historic sources in the late 16th and early 17th century suggest 'falconet' cannons shot balls of 2 inch diameter weighing between 1lb 2 ounces and 1lb 4 ounces. This ball is therefore probably for a cannon of that type and dates to the late 16th to 17th centuries. There was always some variation in cannons and the balls they used at the time and this example may also have lost so…
Created on: Thursday 9th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 14th September 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Horsted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-CA5D04
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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A possible cannon ball made from cast iron. It is spherical and is 42.1mm in diameter. It weighs 271g (9.5 oz). The surface of the ball is corroded and flaking. A cannon ball weighing 8ozs was fired from a Robinet cannon and this may be for a similar size cannon. These type of cannons were used in the 17th century (Blackmore 1990 Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars, Royal Armouries p. 83). 
Created on: Friday 26th March 2010
Last updated: Friday 26th March 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Loxwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-2EC192
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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Iron spherical cannon ball weighing 1028 grams (2 pounds) and 63.8mm in diameter. The ball is for a 'Flacon' cannon, a type in use from the late 15th to 18th centurys AD and very popular in the 17th.
Created on: Friday 30th January 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upper Beeding', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-836C67
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball. The ball has a diameter of c.67mm and weighs 1059 gms. This puts it in the category of 'falcon' which was a type commonly used during the 17th century both inland and at sea.
Created on: Tuesday 5th August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Horsted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-D5A843
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball. The ball has a diameter of c.67mm and weighs c.2lbs (955 grams). This puts it in the category of 'falcon' which was a type commonly used during the 17th century both inland and at sea. It is flattened on one side, possibly as a result of impact during use.
Created on: Monday 9th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Balcombe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-F7A378
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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A spherical iron cannon ball. 41.1mm in diameter. Weight: 220g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Appledram', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-F3EE18
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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A spherical iron cannon ball. 76.8mm in diameter. Weight: 1.8kg or 3.2lb.
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Itchenor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-68F5B7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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Half of an iron cannon ball, weighing 230g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fletching', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-68EE24
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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An iron cannon ball, weighing 487g. A casting line is still visible.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fletching', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-68D917
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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An iron cannon ball, weighing 915g. A casting line is still visible.
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fletching', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-1F6391
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
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Two cannon balls each with a diameter of circa 95mm.
Created on: Friday 12th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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