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Stone Cannon Balls

Post by fourfourtwo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:23 pm

I hope it's okay to post this here — these objects obviously weren't found with a detector, but they were found on the estate where I do all my detecting. If I can narrow down their age it would add to my knowledge of the history of this place.

The larger dark coloured ball is 60mm (2 + 1/2") diameter and weighs 327g (11.5 oz)
The larger, light-coloured one is the same diameter but it is broken approximately in half.
The other two balls are 50mm (2") diameter. The ball at bottom-left is 161g (5.7 oz). The other one is also broken in half.

A bit of background that might be relevant. The records show that in January 1644, during the civil war, a Scottish Covenanter army was camped 2 miles from here. It was reported to consist of 18,000 infantry, 3000 horse, 500 dragoons and a train of artillery consisting of 120 guns. They were supplying themselves, in part, by raiding Royalist estates. At that time this estate was owned by a Royalist Colonel.

So I am wondering if these cannon balls could be evidence of that period?

Many thanks in advance for any information.

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Re: Stone Cannon Balls

Post by Easylife » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:00 pm

Great finds. ::g
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Re: Stone Cannon Balls

Post by fourfourtwo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:26 pm

Thanks. Turns out the landlord has had these for years and only just thought to mention it.

I find a lot of musket balls in the same area including quite a few that have hit something.

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