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Record ID: PUBLIC-26EDBF
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
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A probable iron cannon ball of post-medieval date, (circa 1550-1700AD) The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter ranging from 97.93mm to 81.47mm. It weighs 1.80 kilograms . The ball is of a dark-brown or rust red colour.with blackening to one side and lighter greyish areas. The cannon ball is in used condition with multiple pitting and dents. This cannon ball may date to the Dutch raid on the Medway Ports (1667AD), having been recovered lying on the mud at low tide close off Upnor Castle.
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5B67DD
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A probable iron cannon ball of post-medieval (possibly English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD). The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter of c. 3.39 inches or 86.3mm. It weighs 2.430 kilograms (5.5lbs).. There is a circular protrusion on one side (or base) measuring roughly 18.25mm diameter. The ball is of a dark-brown colour.. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition; however, there are a number of areas which exhibit pitting and dents
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2D11AB
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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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: PUBLIC-F2165C
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A probable cast iron cannon ball from the post-Medieval period, c.1600-c.1800. The ball is roughly spherical and has a slight projection at one point. The surface is corroded and encrusted which prevents a visual indication of any mould line. It Measures 47.94 mm in diameter, and weighs 358 grams.
Created on: Monday 14th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-244801
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An iron cannon ball of post-medieval (probably English Civil War) date (1600-1700AD). The cannonball is sub-spherical with a diameter of c. 3.08 inches or 78.2mm. It weighs 1.926 kilograms (4.4lbs). It is made of iron which has been cast with a visible seam . There is a circular indentation on one side (or base) 1.25inches or 31.7mm diameter with a raised roughly circular area in the middle of this c. .47 inches or 12mm diameter. The ball is of a mid-brown colour with areas of flaking and corrosion. The cannon ball is in fairly good condition; however, there are a number of areas whic…
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Last updated: Monday 21st September 2015
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Record ID: PUBLIC-DE9FA9
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast iron cannon ball, dating to between approximately AD 1500 and AD 1700. The item is sub-spherical, there are no obvious signs of impact damage indicating use. It is possibly intended for use in a Rabinet cannon, which had a bore of 1.5 inches (38mm). Maximum diameter of the cannon ball is 42.09mm (1.65 inches), it weighs 217g (0.48lbs). The surface is corroded and pitted, and has a rusty orange colour.
Created on: Sunday 15th June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Record ID: PUBLIC-21C5E1
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: PUBLIC-EEDB54
Object type: CANNON BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron cannon ball, dated to the 16th to the 18th century. There is some surface rust but no lamination. The diameter of 45 mm (1.77 inches) may indicate the cannon ball is from a 'Falconet'.
Created on: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Last updated: Thursday 18th April 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Spring Farm', grid reference and parish protected.


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