Tyne and Wear HER(6547): Newcastle, Close Gate, cannon ball - Details
Newcastle, Close Gate, cannon ball
Armour and Weapons
A cast iron cannon ball was retrieved from the outer face of the town wall 40 feetnorth of the site of Close Gate in 1983. It weighed 13 lbs, and was 15.75 inches in circumference. It would fit a bore of 5 inches.
Archaeologia Aeliana, Series 5, XIII (1985), p 216