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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: LANCUM-B8743B
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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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 relatively smooth surface, with only light pitting. The diameter is 57mm. 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. This example at…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Record ID: DUR-4DBFEC
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of the Post Medieval period ( AD1680-1880). The weight of 217.8gm and diameter of 40.48mm indicate the ball was for use in a Falconet, a mobile weapon mainly used by Naval Forces. Falconets were invented in the late 15th century and were used throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. The outer surface is quite corroded with related discoloration due to oxidisation. There is no sign of any casting seam.
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: WILT-FE596B
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A post-medieval iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD 1600-1800; The cannonball is spherical, with a diameter of 56.89mm and a weight of 742 g. 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 relatively smooth surface, with only light pitting. The size of the ball suggests that it was possibly for a falconet, commonly used during the Civil War, being lighter and cheaper than other cannon.
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 2017
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Record ID: SOM-EC322E
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post-medieval spherical iron cannon ball. The ball measures 57.2mm in diameter and may have lost a small amount of the surface due to corrosion. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests balls of this size were fired from a 2.5 inch (63.5mm) bore cannon, the Falcon or falconet, which fired a ball weighing approximately 2lbs (907.2g). As this type endured from the later 16th century through the following century including the Civil War, with slight fluctuations in its diameter and weight of shot, a relatively wide date range is offered, c. AD 1575-1700.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: DENO-341A18
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A small iron cannon ball of post medieval date. The ball is spherical and well-finished; the 'waist' from casting has been smoothed and is only faintly visibly. The size, 29 mm, and weight, 94 g suggests it was for use with a small bore, long barrel artillery piece such as a Serpentine or Rabinet, or as cannister shot. Such shot is difficult to date, becoming common in the 17th Century, cannister shot continued to be used to the 19th Century.
Created on: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-A280DA
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval spherical iron cannon ball of uncertain post-medieval date. The object weighs 430 g and measures 50.4 mm in diameter. The surface is pitted and brown in colour, with patches of orange corrosion in many areas. H. L. Blackmore (1976, 392ff.) suggests that this ball might 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, a relatively wide date range is offered, c.1575-1700.
Created on: Monday 3rd July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Meon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-D47306
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A post medieval lead probable cannon ball dating to c AD 1500-1600. The cannon ball is almost spherical with hammered edges making the circumference irregular. There is a small hole 4.28mm in diameter in the cannon ball, it is not clear whether this was the site of casting sprue or where the cannon ball was damaged as there are cracks running away from the hole. It is not clear whether the cannon ball has been fired. The size of the cannon ball suggests it may have been for a Serpentine cannon which had a bore of 1.5 inches (38.6mm) and shot weighing 8 oz (227g). The cannonball weighs…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manningford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-54BFA1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A complete cast iron cannon ball, dating to the post-medieval period (1600-1700AD). The cannon ball is mid-brown orange colour with areas of flaking and active corrosion. It is, however, in good condition with no obvious damage realting to prior use. No seams or casting marks are visible. The cannon ball size suggests that it was possibly for a 2.5 inch (63.5mm) bore cannon, the Falcon, which fired a ball weighing approximately 2lbs (907.2g). Similar examples are to be found in the database at HESH- ESE2C3 and HESH-1A5D66. Diameter: 56.02mm Weight: 679g
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 3rd July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'west auckland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-5399C3
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: City of Southampton
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A post-medieval (c.1590-1690) spherical iron cannon ball of uncertain post-medieval date. The object weighs 970g and measures 63.3mm in diameter. The surface is pitted (some deeper than others) and dark brown in colour, with patches of orange corrosion in many of the deeper pitted areas. There is no apparent damage to the surface. Blackmore, H.L. 1976 (pp. 293-8) suggests an English 'falcon' cannon for bore sizes of 2.5 inches (c.63mm) and 2lb in weight during the period c. 1590-1690. Reference: Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordnance, 216. Lo…
Created on: Friday 24th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 28th April 2017
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Record ID: WAW-2F401D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Post Medieval (late 16thto 17thcentury) possible cannon ball: a broadly hemispherical corroded cast iron object which is heavily corroded. There are no signs of maker's marks or casting seams, but these may be distorted by corrosion. It weighs 67.31g (2.4 oz) and measures 27.41mm diameter. Although an inexact science, comparisons can be made with historic inventories of cannon shot, their dimensions and weights. These suggest that this ball might have been fired from known as the Minion Drake cannon which dates from the 16th to 17th century. There is also the possibility that…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th March 2017
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Record ID: WILT-FB42A2
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An iron cannon ball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a diameter of 61 mm. It weighs 900g (31.7ozs or just under 2lbs). It is made of iron which has been presumably cast - although the seams cannot be seen. There is a small raised, circular section (8 mm diameter) evident which may be a sprue. The ball is of a mid-brown orange colour with areas of flaking and active corrosion. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition with no evidence of pitting. If the ball has been fired then it hasn't been damaged - suggesting it didn't hit anything substantial. The size of …
Created on: Monday 20th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th April 2017
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Record ID: DENO-66DFF7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead or lead alloy shot or small cannon ball probably of the Post Medieval period, probably dating from about AD 1600 - AD 1800. The object is broadly spherical and has presumably been cast however, no casting flanges are present. The ball has been flattened in some areas, which may be the result of impact; the surface has several scrapes throughout and a number of deep gouges over the surface. The object measures 27.6 mm (1.09 inch) in diameter and is 25.9 mm in height. It weighs 63.0 g (2.22 oz). The object is a mid grey in colour with an uneven patina. Abrasi…
Created on: Monday 13th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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Record ID: IOW-0164D7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A post-Medieval iron cannon ball (c. 1580-c. 1650). The ball is spherical but has a circular slightly flattened area, c. 34.0mm in diameter. The coarse surface is light and dark brown. Diameter: c. 76.0mm (c. 3.0 inches). Weight: c. 3lbs 11ounces. This cannon ball could possibly have been for a minion or falcon (Blackmore 1976: 393-396). The surface may have eroded and the original weight could have been four pounds. Blackmore, H. L. 1976. The Armouries of the Tower of London. Vol. 1, Ordnance, 216. London: HMSO.
Created on: Friday 24th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-638172
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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Small cannon ball of probable Post-Medieval (English Civil War) dating to c. AD 1600 - 1700. The cannon ball is spherical. It has been made in iron which has been presumably cast. The ball is of a dark brown colour with orange flecks, small areas of slight flaking and active corrosion. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition and with no obvious dents or grazes which might suggest use. Due to its size it may have been made for a hand-held cannon (possibly a dragon or serpentine) rather than for a standard sized cannon. It measures diameter 33.5mm and weighs 143 grams.
Created on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-FFFE97
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A near complete, cast iron, small cannon ball of the Post Medieval period, dating from c. AD 1550 - c.AD 1700. Description: The ball is spherical in plan and is broadly circular in section. There appears to be no casting seam present on the surface of the ball, however there is evidence of heavy iron corrosion in the form extensive irregularpitting across its surface. Precise diameter of the ball is unknown due to the unknown level of the iron corrosion. The ball is a mid to dark brown in colour with the iron corrosion showing as red and orange, it has an uneven patina. Abrasion caus…
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2016
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Record ID: FAKL-C686D5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval cannon ball, or ball from ball mill. Cast iron with a diameter ranging between 83.6mm and 80.5mm (c. 3.3 inches. The ball weighs 1997.1g (4.4 pounds) and fails to fit into any of the accepted calibres for Civil War, or later ordnance hence the suggestion that it may have come from a ball mill. This might be supported by its lack of symmetry. A ball mill consisted of a horizontal, revolving drum which contained iron balls. As the cylinder turned the constantly falling balls pulverised material placed in the drum. Ball mills were used in the preparated of powders for makin…
Created on: Monday 28th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
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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: DENO-C478D9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron post-medieval cannon ball, probably dating to the 17th century. It is cylindrical. It measures 94mm in diameter and weighs c.3000g. The size suggests that it was intended to be fired from a demi-culverin, a medium cannon in use during the late 16th and 17th century. During the First English Civil War, the manor house at Barton Blount, where this cannon ball was discovered, was garrisoned by Parliamentarian soldiers and a skirmish was fought nearby with Royalist soldiers from Tutbury Castle. It is therefore quite likely that this dates to 1644-1646.
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-C9E0FD
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval lead cannon ball. Part of the median casting seam is visible. A small area of the surface is flattened. Similar to two examples from the East Riding of Yorkshire (YORYM-4E97A1 and YORYM-A11833). Diameter 41mm. Weight 406g (14.321oz avoirduopis). The artillery piece that discharged this size of ball was a serpentine. Probably 17th century.
Created on: Friday 4th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2016
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Record ID: IOW-A83E16
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded iron cannon ball. Not seen by FLO. Details and image kindly provided by the finder.
Created on: Sunday 9th October 2016
Last updated: Sunday 9th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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