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Record ID: YORYMB767
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
slightly sub spherical, mottled, exfoliated surafce, small square shaped hole at one pole. Ferric staining over entire surface BUT NON MAGNETIC
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: YORYM-4E97A1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead cannon ball, badly damaged with surface marks. No impact marks are evident and there is no casting flash.
Created on: Tuesday 15th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barmby Moor', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: YORYM-6CA699
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast iron cannon ball of Post-medieval date (AD 1600-1700). The object is roughly spherical and has a diameter of 55.5mm (2.2 inches). This would place the object within the diameter range of the Falcon cannon. The Falcon cannon came into use during the latter half of the 15th Century and were mounted on four wheels to make it more mobile, they were widely used during the Civil War. It should be noted that this object could also be a modern mill or industrial process such as a bearing or crushing ball from a large piece of machinery which, given the find spot, is a po…
Created on: Monday 15th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 10th November 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-36F581
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: YORYM-0A96A9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast iron cannonball of post-medieval date. The cannonball is spherical with a large area (roughly half) missing due to a worn break, possibly as a result of impact. It is approximately 3 inches / 7.5 cm in diameter and weighs 2lb 2.5 oz. The size and weight of the ball (approximated using the remaining portion) suggests that it would fit a 'Minion' cannon which had a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 4 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: Monday 9th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 9th November 2015
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Record ID: YORYM-3E150A
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Redcar and Cleveland
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A complete cast iron cannon ball of Post-Medieval date. The cannon ball is sub-spherical and the surface is damaged with numerous score marks and pitting. The metal is a dark blackish-grey colour with some orange iron corrosion present on the surface. The cannon ball is 61.62mm in diameter and weighs 834g. The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'Falcon' cannon which had a 2.5 inch bore and shot a 2 pound ball.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th July 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-A088E7
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: YORYM-0A2531
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy probable cannonball of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The cannonball is spherical with hammered edges making the surface irregular. It is not clear whether the cannon ball has been fired. The metal has a mid-grey patina and is worn. The object is 32.9mm in diameter and weighs 144g. The size and weight of the ball suggests that it would fit a 'rabinet' cannon which had a 1inch bore and shot a 0.50 pound ball.
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: WREX-DC1313
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone sub-spherical cannon ball made from a sedimentary stone. The object has a section missing. The size and weight would suggest a demi culverin of the Civil war period c. 1640-1700. Such dressed stone is commonly referred to as gunstone prior to the 17th century and were fired from smoothbore cannons. Diameter: 113mm; weight: 1431.9g (3.157Ib)
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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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: WMID-D36184
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron cannon ball of probable post-medieval date. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition, though it suffers from some iron corrosion and the surface metal is flaking in places. The cannon ball has a diameter of 75.2 mm, suggesting it may have been shot from either a Minion or Falcon type of cannon, dating from the late 15th to 17th century. Such cannons were in use during the English Civil War, although whether this cannon ball is related to such activity is difficult to say.
Created on: Friday 12th November 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2012
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Record ID: WMID-E6FA72
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: WMID-8748EC
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron Post Medieval cannon ball, probably dating to circa AD 1500 - 1700. The object is spherical in shape with pitting and corrosion visible on the surface. The cannon ball has an orange coloured patina across its surfaces. Abrasion caused by movement whilst within the plough soil may have resulted in the loss of some of the original surface detail and full diameter and weight. The diameter and weight suggest that the type of cannon used to fire the cannon ball may have been the Demi-Culverin. This cannon had a 4 inch bore and fired a ball weighing 9.5 lb (4309 g). Gordon Bail…
Created on: Thursday 19th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: WMID-5B003C
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast iron Post Medieval cannon ball, probably dating to circa AD 1500 - 1700. The object is spherical in shape with pitting and corrosion visible on the surface. The cannon ball has a dark brown coloured patina across its surfaces. Abrasion caused by movement whilst within the plough soil may have resulted in the loss of some of the original surface detail and full diameter and weight. The diameter and weight would suggest this example would fit a Minion cannon. The standard size for a Minion was a 3.5 inch bore and shot a 4 pound ball as discussed in Bailey (2000: p95). This example…
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: WILT-FE596B
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval iron cannon ball, dating to the period AD 1600-1800; The cannonball is spherical, with a diameter of 56.89mm and a weight of 742 g. It is made of iron, which has been presumably cast, although no seams are visible. The ball is dark brown with lighter flecks across a relatively smooth surface, with only light pitting. The size of the ball suggests that it was possibly for a falconet, commonly used during the Civil War, being lighter and cheaper than other cannon.
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 12th October 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: WILT-D47306
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post medieval lead probable cannon ball dating to c AD 1500-1600. The cannon ball is almost spherical with hammered edges making the circumference irregular. There is a small hole 4.28mm in diameter in the cannon ball, it is not clear whether this was the site of casting sprue or where the cannon ball was damaged as there are cracks running away from the hole. It is not clear whether the cannon ball has been fired. The size of the cannon ball suggests it may have been for a Serpentine cannon which had a bore of 1.5 inches (38.6mm) and shot weighing 8 oz (227g). The cannonball weighs…
Created on: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manningford', 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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