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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: BERK-9ED66D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete iron ball, possibly a cannon ball of post-medieval (probably Civil War) date. The ball is 100mm diameter and has been split in half, in fact just under half of the original ball survives. There is no casting seam around the cannonball, and no trace of a casting sprue can be seen on the remaining half. There is a hole that extends from the surface down through the ball to the middle; this is also now in half. The force required to break such a ball of iron in half is immense; it may have happened during firing if there were flaws in the casting, or alternatively it may be…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 24th March 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-E1DC37
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
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A possible demi culverin iron cannon ball c. 1600-1830. The ball measures 10.66cm (4.2 inches) in diameter and weighs 2154g (8lb 12oz). There is some corrosion on the object. Given its size and weight it is likely to be a demi culverin ball of the seventeenth century, which were usually 9lb with a 4.5 inch calibre. This was the standard size and weight of this type of ball right through to the nineteenth century. However, given that the diameter and weight of the object is slightly less than the standard for this type Stephen Bull (in lit. 6.7.2016) suggests that other options migh…
Created on: Thursday 7th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 8th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bunbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-641C1A
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron post-medieval cannon ball (AD c.1600-c.1700). The ball is broadly spherical with an obvious off-centre casting seam. The surface is pitted. Overall, the ball measures 53.2mm in diameter. The find's proximity to Newark indicates this may have been produced for use in the English Civil War when Newark was besieged three times.
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 13th July 2016
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Record ID: DENO-F72452
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron ball of post medieval date (AD c.1450-c.1700). The surface is corroded and has concretions, but appears to have been well finished, with no obvious seam or sprue. The weight is 692 g, approximately 1.5 pounds, it has a diameter of 55 mm, which suggests it was fired from a Falcon or Falconet ('Identifying Cannon Balls and Musket Shot' - article by Nick Tucker in Treasure Hunting Magazine, February 1992, p 42).
Created on: Wednesday 20th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 6th October 2016
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Record ID: KENT-3256D5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-Medieval (AD1500-1700) spherical cast iron cannon ball The surface is covered by iron oxide accretions and there are six small areas of corrosion, four on one side and two on the opposite side. Diameter: 43.88mm, weight: 325.0g
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2D11AB
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast iron cannon ball of probable 17th century date. approximately one third of the original ball remains, the fracture probably having been caused by a flaw from the casting process. A mould line is evident. The ball has a diameter of 98.29 mm,( circa 3.5 inches), a thickness from the break of 48.16 mm, and weighs 1.115 kg.
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-6F45E6
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone cannon ball that dates to AD 1400-1700. The ball is sub-spherical in form, with a very uneven surface, overall the ball has a diameter of 63mm and weighs 338.38g
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
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Record ID: GLO-6F4CA8
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A stone cannon ball that dates to AD 1400-1700. The cannon ball is broadly spherical, though slightly misshapen, overall the ball has a diameter of 65mm and weighs 341.21g
Created on: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Last updated: Friday 2nd September 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-B86905
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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A cast iron ball, probably a cannon ball. Given its weight and size, it may be from the 16th or 17th century. The object is sub-spherical, there are no obvious signs of impact damage indicating use. This is probably a canister shot, possibly dating to the Civil War, but more probably dating to c. AD 1600 - c. AD 1700. It is possibly intended for use in a Rabinet cannon, which had a bore of 1.5 inches (38mm). Other broadly similar examples of this type of artefact have been recorded on the database including WAW-7D0064 (Blackmore 1990 Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars, Royal Ar…
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 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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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: 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: LVPL-C528F4
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: 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: KENT-FFFE97
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: HESH-638172
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: IOW-0164D7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: DENO-66DFF7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: WILT-FB42A2
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: WAW-2F401D
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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