|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Medieval or post medieval cannon|
A medieval or post medieval cannon was found on the beach at very low tide in 1979.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 299 380|
|Parish:||MUNDESLEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
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.
- BATTERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- 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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