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Record ID: WMID1446
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Spherical shape. Surface covered with corrosion. Weight 2lb 6oz.
Created on: Thursday 20th January 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WEST MIDLANDS MERIDEN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID2875
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The object is sub-spherical due to the surface corroding. There are no obvious signs of wear or impact on the item.
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HEREFORD AND WORCESTER NORTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-BD8697
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A spherical cannon shot encrusted with concretions.
Created on: Wednesday 4th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DENO-F42841
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small iron cannon ball, spherical iron ball. Diameter 40.2mm, weight 228g. Weighing c. 0.5lb, and measuring 1.5 inches this could have come from a Serpentine gun, a small matchlock cannon with c.1.5 inches bore firing 0.5lb shot.
Created on: Monday 7th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUSS-1F6391
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two cannon balls each with a diameter of circa 95mm.
Created on: Friday 12th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-4E4F31
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The cannon ball is sphereical, 75mm in diameter, weighing 1756g (3lbs 14oz). It has been made in iron which has been presumably cast. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition with no active corrosion.
Created on: Tuesday 20th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-8C0315
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small cannon ball of probable post-medieval (English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD) The cannonball is spherical with a diameter of 44.1mm. It weighs 351 grams (12.25 ozs). It has been made in iron which has been presumably cast. There is a small linear ridge running around part of the ball, which might be the remains of the casting flange. The ball is of a mid-brown orange colour with 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. The size is slightly odd and may…
Created on: Thursday 29th July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT3732
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron ball, with casting mark.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT DARENTH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-45EDE1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible cannon ball made from cast iron. It is spherical and is 40.08mm diameter. It weighs 216g (7 ¾ ozs). The surface of the ball is corroded and flaking. A cannon ball weighing 8ozs was fired from a Robinet cannon, which the recorded example may be. These type of cannons were used in the 17th century (Blackmore 1990 Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars, Royal Armouries p. 83).
Created on: Friday 11th May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-58E447
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron Post Medieval cannon ball with prominent middle seam. The ball has a diameter of 3.2 inches (81.3mm), a circumference of 10 inches (255mm) and weighs 4.5-4 lbs (1.5-1.82 Kg). The ball would have been used as ammunition for a 'Minion' or more probably a 'Saker' cannon, both of which were in common usage during the English Civil War. The Saker for example had a calibre of 3.25 inches with a barrel approximately 9.5 ft (2.9m) long. It had a range approaching 7400 ft (2.3 km) but was used to bounce shot along the ground to cause as much damage as possible. Circa 1650 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2013
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Record ID: KENT-6A8285
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment (about one third) of an iron cannonball.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Romney Marsh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-160D95
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball. The ball has a diameter of c.2.6 inches (c.66mm) and weighs c.2lbs (c.1Kg). This puts it in the category of 'falcon' which was a type commonly used during the 17th century both inland and at sea.
Created on: Monday 9th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUSS-836C67
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball. The ball has a diameter of c.67mm and weighs 1059 gms. This puts it in the category of 'falcon' which was a type commonly used during the 17th century both inland and at sea.
Created on: Tuesday 5th August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Horsted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-8E3157
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two post medieval iron cannon balls weighing 10.6 kg in weight with a diameter of 14cm.
Created on: Wednesday 18th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: DEV-68FE74
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two post medieval cannon balls.The diameters are as follows:(Pictured from right to left) 1) 40.27mm diameter 2) 41.96mm diameter
Created on: Wednesday 4th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUSS-D5A843
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball. The ball has a diameter of c.67mm and weighs c.2lbs (955 grams). This puts it in the category of 'falcon' which was a type commonly used during the 17th century both inland and at sea. It is flattened on one side, possibly as a result of impact during use.
Created on: Monday 9th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Balcombe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GAT-DDF9D5
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small possible cannon ball found whilst metal detecting near to Amlwch. It is in good condition, and has a dark brown surface patina. It may be the type of cannon ball fired by a falconet cannon (Bailey 2000, 94-5). These are 1.5lbs in weight and fired from cannon with a 2 inch (5.08 cm) bore (ibid.). It was not possible to accurately date the object, but if it is a cannon ball it is likely to date from the 18th century although some sources have suggested that these cannon were in use from the 16th century. An alternative interpretation for the object is as a ball used to cru…
Created on: Friday 19th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-177960
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron cannon ball (4.5lbs), probably from the Civil War period (ca. 1650). Reported to Museum of Lancashire, but no picture of find available.
Created on: Thursday 15th June 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Higher Wheelton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-6AD6C3
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast iron round shot or cannon ball, partly corroded so that there is little sign of a mid-rib or casting mark. The cannon ball weighs 480g which is about 1lb, and is almost 50 mm in diameter, or 2 inches, which was common in the 18th century. A cannon is any large tubular firearm designed to fire a heavy projectile over a considerable distance. Although a variety of such guns are commonly referred to as ‘cannon’, the term specifically refers to a gun designed to fire a 42lb shot as opposed to a Demi-cannon (32lb), Culverin (18lb) or Demi-culverin (9lb). This cannon ball weigh…
Created on: Sunday 24th September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-6EA8E7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The cannon ball is made from cast iron. It is spherical and is 58mm diameter. It weighs 2lbs 4ozs. The surface of the ball is smooth and brown. There is no corrosion and it appears quite stable. It possibly dates to c. 17th century and was fired from a 'Falcon' cannon.
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2006
Last updated: Friday 3rd July 2015
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