SO5074 : Numbering, The Cannon

taken 9 years ago, near to Ludlow, Shropshire, Great Britain

Numbering, The Cannon
Numbering, The Cannon
No. 6599, made according to the other side of the cannon, was made in 1799. The bottom line looks a bit like a familiar surname. I did a quick search on Gascoigne and cannon, and apparently a Charles Gascoigne made cannons in Russia for a couple of decades at the end of the 18th century. The middle line probably refers to the Aleksandrovsky foundry in Kronstadt. Gascoigne worked at the Carron Ironworks in Stirlingshire prior to moving to Russia and is credited with founding Lugansk in Ukraine.

The carriage for the gun is not original, although it looks dated. A new oak carriage was installed around 1970. The cannon was captured during the Crimean War.
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Saturday, 14 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 20 February, 2009
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Wartime relics   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 509 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.0129N 2:43.3168W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 509 745
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