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    • Object type: cannon ball
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BARFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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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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Record ID: GAT-064063
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
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Corroded iron ball, very dimpled with old corrosion sites and with some small patches of active corrosion still protruding from the surface. The diameter varies from 2.933 to 3.065 inches and it weighs 3lb 8.5 oz. It is likely that the diameter has been reduced somewhat by previous corrosion so that it would have had a calibre of something over 3 inches. This would suggest that it was round shot intended for a 'minion' cannon. This type of cannon was used from the 15th to 17th centuries but it seems most likely that it would have originated from the Civil War as several skirmishes are…
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2011
Last updated: Friday 24th January 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-E08321
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A post-medieval, cast iron cannon ball, probably for the small cannon known as a falcon and dating from AD1600-1800. It is 65.1mm in diameter and weighs 1075gm.
Created on: Tuesday 6th December 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 18th January 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-4C23D3
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A Post-Medieval lead or lead alloy shot or small cannon ball probably dating from about 1500-1800 AD. It weighs 80.14g and is 25.9mm in diameter. It is sub 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 on one side. The cannon ball has a creamy grey-white patina. Please compare to PAS record IDs: SWYOR-2BB9A6, LANCUM-0EF770 and HESH-0A8E63. At about 1 inch in diameter, this shot could have been used in …
Created on: Tuesday 29th November 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 11th January 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-4C03A3
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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An iron probable cannon ball of Post-Medieval date. The object is a corroded sphere of iron. It weighs 331g which is just under 12oz. It has a diameter of 49.4mm (about 2 inches). However, this particular size and weight combination does not correspond with known cannon ball sizes. The closest are ammunition for a Serpentine at 1.5 inch diameter, weighing 0.75 lb or a Falconet with a 2 inch diameter, weighing 1.5 lbs. Corrosion may have altered the size and weight. Light cannon were developed in the late 15th century, but this is likely to date from the English Civil War if it is a ca…
Created on: Tuesday 29th November 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 11th January 2012
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