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

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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: YORYM-0A96A9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete cast iron cannonball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a large area (roughly half) missing due to a worn break, possibly as a result of impact. It is approximately 3 inches / 7.5 cm in diameter and weighs 2lb 2.5 oz. The size and weight of the ball (approximated using the remaining portion) suggests that it would fit a 'Minion' cannon which had a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 4 pound ball. These were used from the 16th century to the late 17th century but saw action in the Civil War as an antipersonnel weapon when it was known as a 'Minion Drake'.
Created on: Monday 9th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th November 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-6CA699
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of Post-medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is roughly spherical and has a diameter of 55.5mm (2.2 inches). This would place the object within the diameter range of the Falcon cannon. The Falcon cannon came into use during the latter half of the 15th Century and were mounted on four 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 or industrial process such as a bearing or crushing ball from a large piece of machinery which, given the find spot, is a po…
Created on: Monday 15th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 10th November 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-3E150A
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. The cannon ball is sub-spherical and the surface is damaged with numerous score marks and pitting. The metal is a dark blackish-grey colour with some orange iron corrosion present on the surface. The cannon ball is 61.62mm in diameter and weighs 834g. The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'Falcon' cannon which had a 2.5 inch bore and shot a 2 pound ball.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-36F581
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead object, possibly a cannonball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a numerous dents and scratches in the surface. It is 63.2mm in diameter and weighs 1229g (roughly 3 pounds).
Created on: Monday 26th November 2012
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2012
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Record ID: YORYM-A088E7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast iron cannonball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a fairly deep ovate dent in the surface. It is 87.1mm in diameter and weighs 2335g (roughly 5 pounds). The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'Minion' cannon which had a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 5 pound ball. These were used from the 16th century to the late 17th century but saw action in the Civil War as an antipersonnel weapon when it was known as a 'Minion Drake'.
Created on: Friday 7th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Record ID: YORYM-A11833
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead cannon ball of post-medieval date. The cannon ball is circular and the surface is damaged with numerous score marks and pitting. The metal is a dark blackish-grey colour. The cannon ball is 41.7mm in diameter and weighs 410g.
Created on: Friday 9th March 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wilberfoss', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-4E97A1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead cannon ball, badly damaged with surface marks. No impact marks are evident and there is no casting flash.
Created on: Tuesday 15th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barmby Moor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYMB767
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
slightly sub spherical, mottled, exfoliated surafce, small square shaped hole at one pole. Ferric staining over entire surface BUT NON MAGNETIC
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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