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    • Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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