Object Title

6 pr gun - Borgard type

6 pr gun - Borgard type



Object Number



Excavated March 1986 and donated by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets June 1980.

Physical Description

The cascable consists of a plain button, two arcs and three fillets. The base ring is flat with an ogee moulding. The first reinforce after the vent field consists of a plain astragal. The first reinforce ring consists of an astragal and two fillets. The second reinforce ring consist of an astragal and ogee moulding and after a space of a few inches there is another plain astragal. The bell shaped muzzle has an astragal, and two fillets and an ogee moulding at the mouth.
The surface is covered with genaral pock marks of corrosion.
This gun is of Borgard design.


Dimensions: Length: 114.5 in (290.8cm), Overall length: 120 in (309.9 cm) Weight: 24cwt,3 quarters and 14 lb (1264kg)


Serial Number None visible


3.9 in _ (9.9 cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

On rear of first reinforce: 24-3-14 On forward of first reinforce: Broad Arrow Second reinforce: Rose and Crown and to upper left is a 7 Right trunnion: B _ Breech ring and muzzle: Quartering marks



Formerly used as a bollard on Tower Hill (numbered17).
It resembles Rose and Crown guns XIX.183,287,321, and 379.
Catalogued 17th June. J.M.P.