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    • Object type: cannon ball
    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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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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Record ID: NARC-50FE46
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A cast iron sphere with a diameter of 160mm (6 inches). a weight for the sphere was unfortunately unobtainable at the time of recording, but has nevertheless been estimated by using prior experience of cannonballs (see record NARC-31BC85). The sphere has several areas of damage, rusting and denting. This object has been recorded as a probable cannonball due to its approximate weight and diameter, which match the calibre of 18th century cannons, notably saker cannons. However, it should be noted that large iron spheres were also used in milling machines of the industrial period, and so…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2011
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2011
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Record ID: NARC-50CA37
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A cast iron sphere, weighing 4151grams (approx. 4kilos) and with a diameter of 100mm (4inches). The cannonball has been painted black, probably to prevent rusting and indicates a secondary use as a display or garden ornament. The sphere has several areas of damages, rusting and denting. This object has been recorded as a probable cannonball due to its weight and diameter, which match the calibre of 16th century cannons. However, it should be noted that large iron spheres were also used in milling machines of the industrial period, and so without definate context within an area known m…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2011
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2014
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Record ID: BH-4EDDA5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A cast iron cannon ball, dating from the late Medieval to post-Medieval periods. The spherical object measures 63mm (2.4inches) in diameter and weighs 871.8g (1.92lb). The weight and dimensions indicate that this ball was for a Falcon, which was a type of cannon used from the late 15th to 18th centuries.
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Michael', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-94B533
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
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Iron Cannon ball. possibly from a falcon Dimension: Width 6.3cm x 5.8 cm Weight 710gm.
Created on: Tuesday 8th November 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 10th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-762D10
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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Two iron balls which may be cannon balls. They are each about 2 inches in diameter and weigh about 1.5 pounds. This makes them the right size and weight to have been used in Falconet cannon. A Falconet was a small cannon used both on land and in light naval vessels. A number were used during the English Civil War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falconet_(cannon) ). They date from about 1500 - 1700 AD. The cannon balls have been coated with a preservative.
Created on: Monday 19th September 2011
Last updated: Monday 19th September 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-5EE135
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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An iron cannon ball of Post Medieval date. It is a sphere of iron which is about 60mm in diameter and weighs about 900g. It is probably a cannon ball from a Falcon cannon (which had a 2.5 inch bore and fired 2lb balls), though there is also the possibility that it is a crushing ball from a much later industrial process. The cannon ball is likely to date from the English Civil Wars (1642 - 1651) during which time Sheffield Castle changed hands several times.
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2011
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Record ID: PUBLIC-21C5E1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
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A cast iron cannon ball of Post-Medieval date, probably 16th or 17th century.
Created on: Saturday 3rd September 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th May 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-7D66A7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Bradford
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An iron cannon ball probably dating from 1642 and associated with the Siege of Bradford. It is spherical and in excellent condition. It weighs nine pounds and has a diameter of four and a quarter inches which makes it likely to have been fired from a Demi Culverin cannon. The findspot was only about fifty yards from Bradford Cathedral which was a target during the Siege of Bradford on the 18th December 1642. For more information of the siege see www.goodricke.info/sir_john_goodricke_firstbart_seige-of-Bradford.htm
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Last updated: Monday 30th September 2013
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Record ID: SWYOR-2BB9A6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead alloy shot or small cannon ball probably dating from 1600 - 1800 AD. It is 29mm in diameter and weighs 130.16g. It has a patchy white and brown patina. Its size suggests that it could have been used in a Rabinet, which was the smallest of the English standard sizes of cannon, though it is a little smaller than other examples on the database. These type of cannon were used in the 17th century (Blackmore 1990 Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars, Royal Armouries p. 83). A similar example is SUSS-CA5D04 on the PAS database.
Created on: Friday 29th July 2011
Last updated: Monday 8th August 2011
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Record ID: SOM-8A93D3
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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About two fifths of a cast iron cannon ball. The majority of the cannonball is lost to an old break. This break may have happened after deposiiton due to rusting and fracturing of the iron. the piece now weighs 1118 grams suggesting an original weight of c.2,700 grams, 6 lbs. A cannon ball of this size and shape would have been typical for amunition for a saker cannon. The saker is a medium sized cannon developed during the early 16th century AD. The barrel of the saker was typically 2.9m long and weighed approximately 860kg. It required a creew of 6 to operate and could fire up to…
Created on: Monday 27th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 16th March 2015
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Record ID: WMID-E6FA72
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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A cast spherical iron cannon ball, which based upon its diameter and weight was fired from a Falconet, a piece of small artillery with a calibre of between 2 and 2 1/2 inches, firing shot of approximately 1 pound a maximum distance of approximately 1000 paces (Roy 1975, 261-263). This example is 49.33 mm in diameter (just short of 2 inches) and weighs 485.9 grams (1.1 pounds). It has a dark brown patina and is well preserved. Falconets were in use from the late 15th to 18th centuries AD. Ian Roy (ed.) The Royalist Ordnance Papers, 1642-1646 - Part 2. Wheatley: Oxfordshire Record So…
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2011
Last updated: Thursday 26th May 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-95EAE3
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 414g which is just over 14 and a half ounces. It has a diameter of 49.5mm which is about 2 inches. Unfortunately this 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 lb. Corrosion may have altered the size and weight, or it may have been used with a non-standard gun. It is also possible that this is not a cannon ball at all,…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: SWYOR-3B97A2
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Sheffield
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A cast iron cannon ball, and judging from the size and weight, probably for use in a Falconet dating from c. 1500-1700. A Falconet was a small cannon used both on land and in light naval vessels. A number were used during the English Civil War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falconet_(cannon) ).
Created on: Friday 6th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Record ID: CORN-ECF6A8
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Post-medieval damaged cast iron cannon ball with evident casting sprue. The cannon ball has been coated by the finder to prevent further corrosion. The ball is one of a selection found in the area.
Created on: Wednesday 20th April 2011
Last updated: Sunday 14th December 2014
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Record ID: NCL-754A02
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County Durham
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A cast-iron ball, probably a cannon ball of Post-Medieval date, 16th-17th centuries. The ball is spherical with a general corrosion across its entire surface, with one portion of the surface bearing a thicker, sub-conical accumulation of corrosion. It is 1.25lbs in (imperial) weight. Another possible function is as a grinding ball for industrial activity, which would most likely date to the 19th century.
Created on: Monday 21st March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-09F4A2
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A ragstone cannon ball dating from the Late Medieval or Post Medieval period. It is sub-spherical and has part missing. It weighs 452g and is 76mm in diameter which makes it the correct size and weight for a Falconet cannon (15 and 7/8 ounces). Falconets were invented in the late 15th century and were used throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. The find spot of this example makes it highly likely that it was used in the Battle of Towton in 1461.
Created on: Wednesday 16th March 2011
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Towton', grid reference and parish protected.


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