Artwork : ArchiveNo00084

Cannonball 1642


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Artefact

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Contributor Name Portsmouth Cathedral
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Location Old Portsmouth
Collection Date 20.02.08 3.55pm
Artefact Name Cannonball
Artefact Description Cast iron. Fair condition.
Artefact Date 1642
Artefact Stored St Thomas’s Chapel
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Sample Taken Dust and filings
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History of Artefact It was found during the restoration of the building. From the Civil war – between Gosport and Portsmouth (Roundheads and Cavaliers) – the firing took place across the harbour and Portsmouth was besieged.
It was the only time that Southsea castle was attacked. The tower at the Cathedral was used as a look-out so it became a target for fire.
Historian John Stedman
Previous Owners Unknown
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