Object Title

Cannon

Cannon

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

XIX.546 B

Provenance

From Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England (English Heritage)

Physical Description

Cast-iron gun, possibly English, possibly saker or small demi-culverin. It has suffered extensive damage missing one trunnion all of its first reinforce, most of its second reinforce and some of the two chace astragals. Each of these have one fillet either side. The muzzle astragal does not appear to have any fillets although these may have become too worn to see. The muzzle swell has four fillets on the trunnion side and four fillets as the muzzle mouldings

Dimensions

Dimensions: length 2.04 m

Inscriptions and Marks

None apparent

Associations

Places England

Notes

This gun was previously thought to be Swedish because it possesses some of the characteristics associated with the so-called 'Finbanker' gun cast at Finspang. It is quite likely to have been used as a bollard outside the entrance to Deal Castle