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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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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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Record ID: PUBLIC-244801
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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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 c. 3.08 inches or 78.2mm. It weighs 1.926 kilograms (4.4lbs). It is made of iron which has been cast with a visible seam . There is a circular indentation on one side (or base) 1.25inches or 31.7mm diameter with a raised roughly circular area in the middle of this c. .47 inches or 12mm diameter. The ball is of a mid-brown colour with areas of flaking and corrosion. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition; however, there are a number of areas whic…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Last updated: Monday 21st September 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-7E0827
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A possible Post Medieval lead alloy cannon ball for a small cannon such as a Rabinet with a 1 inch bore. The shot is sub-spherical with many flat facets and a white patina. It is 28mm in diameter, so may have been intended for a 1 inch bore. It weighs 4 1/2 oz or about 130g which is lighter than the standard weight for a rabinet shot. If not ammunition, the object could be waste lead or a weight of some description.
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2013
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Record ID: SUR-3212C4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Reading
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An iron artillery ball, now in a corroded state. The ball was found in a garden on the edge of Reading and may well relate to the siege of Reading during the English Civil War when, in April 1643, Parliamentary forces, using cannon, beseiged the Royalist garrison which later surrendered. The ball weighs 14 3/8 ounces (406g).
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2012
Last updated: Friday 1st March 2013
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Record ID: SUR-75FFE6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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An iron cannon or gun shot dating from the 16th or 17th century. The ball is nearly 30mm in diameter and weighs 85mm. The shot was probably used in a small calibre gun such as a robinet or a falconet
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2012
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Record ID: YORYM-36F581
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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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: HESH-CEFFA3
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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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 c. 4.3 inches [4 inches 3/16]) or 110mm. 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; however, there are a number of areas which exhibit pitting, denting, and grazes. This damage is as a direct result of the exposing of casting flaws by corrosion wh…
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2012
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Record ID: LANCUM-6AF093
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Probably an iron cannonball dating between 1550 and 1800AD. The diameter is 90mm and is too heavy for the scales.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-6D55C3
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A cast iron cannon ball, spherical in shape, and with hardly any pitting or corrosion. The diameter of 90 mm and weight of about 1.8kg compares well with examples of Civil War ordinance. There are two areas where the surface is white metal rather than iron. These may be to smooth out a poorly cast area, but the reason for their presence is not known with certainty. 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 4 pound ball (Bailey, 2000, 95). These were used from the 16th century to the late 17th century but sa…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2012
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2012
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Record ID: SOM-A0A8A2
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval iron cannon ball. It is spherical and is 38.2mm (1.5 inches) in diameter. It weighs 179g (6.25oz). The surface of the ball is corroded and flaking and probably some mass has been lost to corrosion. 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). the find spot may suggest a civil war association as Wellington was fired on from this area.
Created on: Friday 7th September 2012
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2012
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Record ID: YORYM-A088E7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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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: SWYOR-E27961
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
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A stone ball which is approximately the right size for use in a Serpentine small cannon with a bore size of 1.5 inches. The cannon ball is not quite spherical and has a crescent shaped area of wear with striations across it all in the same direction.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2012
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-0D82C1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
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An iron cannon ball dating from the Post Medieval period. At 61.55mm diameter (2.4 inches) and weighing 951g (2lb, 1.5oz), it corresponds with the standard size of a Falcon cannon ball. The spherical iron ball has been coated with a preservative.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2012
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2012
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Record ID: NCL-A35666
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gateshead
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A cast iron cannonball of Post-Medieval date, probably dating to 1640 or later. The cannonball is spherical with an even coat of corrosion across its surface. There may be some indication through the corrosion of the flashmarks, from the two moulds from which the ball was cast. The weight is approximated at 2.5kg or 5lbs.
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2012
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Record ID: CORN-251B02
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast iron cannon ball, spherical in shape, pitted and corroded on the surface but not damaged from use. The diameter of 82 mm and weight of almost 2kg of the cannon ball compares well with examples of Civil War shot in the Royal Institution of Cornwall's collections, in particular a cannon ball from Castle Dore, Lostwithiel (TRURI 1992.91) and another from Tresillian Bridge (TRURI 1993.8), both Civil Ware battle sites. 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 4 pound ball (Bailey, 2000, 95). These were used from …
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th May 2012
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Record ID: SUR-30CB21
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A small iron cannon shot just over 30mm in diameter and weighing 107g. It is not certain what type of weapon fired this but it is likely to be of 17th century date.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2012
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Record ID: YORYM-A11833
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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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: LEIC-A0A8E8
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Post Medieval? Iron cannonball, 95mm in diameter and weighing 1,760 grams (3lb 3.4 oz.). The ball may have been fired as it has a flat patch with scratching (the area reflecting light in the photo). Although the ball was found at Dadlington, a place long associated with the Battle of Bosworth, it is not believed to be as early as that. However it is interesting that several 'cannonballs' have been noted in this area.
Created on: Friday 9th March 2012
Last updated: Monday 30th September 2013
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Record ID: NCL-950857
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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An incomplete, cast iron cannon ball of Post-Medieval date, c. 1500-1700. The solid ball is hemispherical, with the split probably occurring in antiquity. The entire surface is uneven in texture, pitted with corrosion. It's full weight can be estimated at 2.5-3lbs.
Created on: Friday 20th January 2012
Last updated: Monday 23rd January 2012
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