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    • Object type: cannon ball
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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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: PUBLIC-DE9FA9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball, dating to between approximately AD 1500 and AD 1700. The item is sub-spherical, there are no obvious signs of impact damage indicating use. It is possibly intended for use in a Rabinet cannon, which had a bore of 1.5 inches (38mm). Maximum diameter of the cannon ball is 42.09mm (1.65 inches), it weighs 217g (0.48lbs). The surface is corroded and pitted, and has a rusty orange colour.
Created on: Sunday 15th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-A16C9F
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead alloy possible cannon ball from a small cannon such as a Falconet or Serpentine, but the ball is not a standard size or mass. The ball is sub-spherical, oval in section. One face is smooth and rounded but the other side is jagged and possibly broken with angular fractures and fissures in the metal. It has a mass of 306g which is 10 and 3/4 oz, and a diameter of 48mm or 1.9 inches.
Created on: Monday 19th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 19th May 2014
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Record ID: KENT-A3B5B5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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Two iron, Post Medieval cannon balls. Two different sized iron cannon balls of different weights and sizes, both sub-spherical in shape and corroded. The larger of the two is 68.5mm (c. 2.7 inches) in diameter and weighs approximately 1360g (2.75lbs). The smaller cannon ball is 46.5mm (c. 1.85 inches) in diameter and weighs approximately 375g (0.75lb).
Created on: Wednesday 7th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 21st May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Dogs', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A39386
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A probably 16th/17th-century stone cannon ball, probably of granite. The ball is sub-spherical in form, with an uneven surface. Part of the ball has been broken away. It is 73mm in diameter and weighs 500g.
Created on: Wednesday 7th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 21st May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Dogs', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-1A5D66
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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An iron cannon ball of post-medieval (probably English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD). The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter of 59.7mm mm. It weighs 6.8 kilograms (15lbs). It is made of iron which has been presumably cast - although the seams cannot be seen. 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 the ball suggests that it was possibly for a 5.5 …
Created on: Thursday 13th March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 21st May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leintwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-EC4326
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A probably 16th/17th-century stone (possibly basalt) cannon ball. The ball is sub-spherical in form, with an uneven surface. Part of the ball has been broken away. It is 83mm diameter and weighs 680 grams. Unfortunately this size and weight combination does not correspond with known cannon ball sizes.
Created on: Thursday 9th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 26th March 2014
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Record ID: NCL-EE9FE0
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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A cast lead (over stone) cannon ball of late Medieval to early Post-Medieval date, c. 1450-1750. The ball consists of cast lead in a spherical shape, but with considerable areas of loss and/or damage of the lead. In these areas, the underlying stone can be seen. The stone is a hard and dense sedimentary rock, a mud or siltstone, but which also contains quartz pebbles.
Created on: Monday 16th December 2013
Last updated: Monday 16th December 2013
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Record ID: DENO-91BCA5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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Complete cast iron probable cannon ball of post Medieval date. The weight of the cannon ball is 3lbs and it has a diameter of 69mm - These dimensions most closely correspond to the size of shot used with a minion or minion-drake cannon in use from the 16th-17th centuries, c.1500-1700. Minion cannons were typically used on ships but were known to be installed on structures and employed as anti-personnel weapons. Due to the simple design of a cast iron sphere an element of caution in identifying this object as a cannon ball must be born in mind as other, typically industrial, prac…
Created on: Thursday 24th October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 24th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Bridgford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-9894B5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A postmedieval iron cannon ball. The cannon ball measures 3.6 inches and is probably from a small cannon such as a falcon. It dates from 15th to the 19th centuries.
Created on: Wednesday 18th September 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th November 2013
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Record ID: NCL-5F0B55
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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A handworked cannonball of Post-Medieval date made from granite. The ball is sub-spherical and slightly oblate in form, with an uneven surface reflecting the difficulty of working in granite.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd September 2013
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Record ID: SUR-2D3E56
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An iron cannon ball weighing just over five pounds and just over three inches in diameter. This was probably fired by a Saker artillery piece. This had a calibre of 3.5" and fired a shot of about 5.25lbs. Sakers could be used either in battles or sieges. Therefore it may relate to the siege of Donnington Castle or one of the two battles of Newbury, possibly the second one (27 October 1644), where the garrison on Donnington Castle saw the approaching flank movement of the Parliamentary Army.
Created on: Thursday 20th June 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 6th May 2014
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Record ID: SF-F18D53
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A large corroded cast lead object, possibly a weight or potentially a lead cannon shot. It is oval shaped in its current form but has suffered from extensive damage that has resulted in partial flattening to two sides in addition to multiple and crude incisions on all surfaces. The entire object measures 83.71mm in length, 68.03mm in width and 1927g (approximately 4.24 pounds) in weight. The precise function of this object remains uncertain. However, its discovery in an area that may have been subject to battle or similar activities during the Post-Medieval period raises the possibili…
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Felixstowe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F16AD1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A corroded spherical iron object, possibly iron shot or a small cannon ball. Its surfaces are corroded with some flaking. It measures 49.94mm in maximum surviving diameter and 408g (approximately 14 ounces) in weight. This is possibly a small iron shot or cannon ball, perhaps from a long barreled piece of artillery such as a Falconet or similar (see, for example, SWYOR-762D10, WMID-E6FA72, SWYOR-95EAE3, SUSS-90E2B6 etc.). It is slightly under weight for shot for cannon of this type, but this may be accounted for due to its worn surfaces.
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 25th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Felixstowe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F0FE15
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A worn and corroded spherical iron object, possibly iron shot or a small cannon ball. Its surfaces are heavily corroded with extensive flaking. It measures 40.03mm in maximum surviving diameter and 192.41g (6.78 ounces) in weight. This is possibly a small iron shot or cannon ball, perhaps from a long barreled piece of artillery such as a Serpentine or Rabinet (see, for example, DENO-F42841, WAW-BF6AB1, SWYOR-4C03A3, IOW-0AFC81, WAW-45EDE1, SOM-A0A8A2 etc.). it's incomplete diameter and low weight may be a result of the extensive corrosion evident on all surfaces.
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 25th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Felixstowe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-A1C882
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: South Tyneside
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A cast iron cannonball of Post-Medieval date, probably from a Civil War battle in the area dating to 1644. The ball weighs approximately 5 lbs with a diameter of 86.03mm. The ball was cast in a mould consisting of two hemispherical halves, as a flashmark is visible around much of the ball's centre. There are no further distinguishing features. The surface has suffered from corrosion.
Created on: Monday 20th May 2013
Last updated: Monday 20th May 2013
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Record ID: PUBLIC-EEDB54
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An iron cannon ball, dated to the 16th to the 18th century. There is some surface rust but no lamination. The diameter of 45 mm (1.77 inches) may indicate the cannon ball is from a 'Falconet'.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 18th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spring Farm', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-E227E4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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A cast iron possible cannon ball of Post Medieval date, probably 17th century. The iron ball is spherical with an approximate diameter of 66mm (2.6 inches) which makes it about the right size to be from a Falcon cannon. However it could also be a more modern object such as a crushing ball from a mill or industrial process, or a large bearing from a large piece of machinery such as a gun emplacement. The fact that the object was found in a once heavily industrialised area of Sheffield adds weight to this theory, as does the limited amount of corrosion. For a similar object see SWYO…
Created on: Wednesday 27th February 2013
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2013
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Record ID: HESH-E5E2C3
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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An irregular sub-spherical shaped piece of iron shot / small cannon ball probably of post medieval / civil war date (1600-1700 AD). The ball is of a mid-purplish brown colour with small areas of flaking and active corrosion. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition and with no obvious dents or grazes which might suggest use. It is slightly elliptical but there are no impact marks. The size is small but most probably used in a small cannon called a Falcon (with a 2.5" bore and a ball that weighed 2lbs). Falcons were light and relatively robust being used for close fighting where the…
Created on: Friday 15th February 2013
Last updated: Monday 25th March 2013
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Record ID: SWYOR-D12767
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A cast iron probable cannon ball of Post Medieval date, probably 17th century. The iron ball is spherical and rusty but in a stable condition. It measures 3.6in in diameter and weighs 6.6lb. This makes is about the right size to be from a minion cannon, but the ball is heavier than the standard weight of 4-5lb. This casts some doubt of the identification as a cannon ball and raises the possibility that it is a more modern object such as a crushing ball from a mill or industrial process, or a large bearing from a large piece of machinery such as a gun emplacement.
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2013
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