Tyne and Wear HER(6636): Newcastle, Thornton Street, four iron cannon balls - Details
Newcastle, Thornton Street, four iron cannon balls
Armour and Weapons
Four iron cannon balls found whilst excavating for foundations of new premises on Thornton Street in 1883. one was 10 inches in diameter, the others 8 7/8 inches, 6 inches and 6 inches. Near the spot they found a shilling of the Elizabethan period and a well, paved road and timber water pipes 10 feet in length. The cannon balls were donated to the Society of Antiquaries by the Co-op Wholesale Soc. Ltd.
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Series 2, V (1892), p 10