Record Details

NHER Number:15350
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval or post medieval cannon

Summary

A medieval or post medieval cannon was found on the beach at very low tide in 1979.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 299 380
Map Sheet:TG23NE
Parish:MUNDESLEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1979. At low water mark of lowest tides, seventy paces beyond the first breakwater northwest of the new ramp.
Culverin or small cannon; rounded butt with loop and touch holes.
Length about 0.75m, bore about 100mm.
Information from M. Warren, Cromer Museum.
E. Rose (NAU), 10 October 1979.

22 October 1979.
Site corrected on the ground by E. Rose (NAU).
Despite low tide forecast, high winds made it impossible to reach object, which is beyond the ends of the groynes.

According to (S1) there was a gun fort at Mundesley in 1804 – nothing known of the location – could this be connected?
E. Rose (NLA), 18 January 2007.

Monument Types

  • BATTERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CANNON (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Kent, P. 1988. Fortifications of East Anglia.

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