Tyne and Wear HER(6634): Newcastle town wall, Morden Tower, cannon ball - Details
Newcastle town wall, Morden Tower, cannon ball
Armour and Weapons
An iron cannon ball 17.75 inches in diameter. Found in 1707 during repairs of Morden Tower. Donated to the Society of Antiquaries by Plumbers, Glaziers and Pewterers Company of Newcastle. Mackenzie describes it as a "gilded ball…probably shot from the cannon of the Scottish army during the great seige of the town in 1644 and having lodged in the wall". The ball no longer bears any sign of gilding.
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Series 2, VI (1895), p 99