SX6742 : Cannon from the Canteloupe, Thurlestone

taken 31 days ago, near to Thurlestone, Devon, Great Britain

Cannon from the Canteloupe, Thurlestone
Cannon from the Canteloupe, Thurlestone
This old cannon stands on Thurlestone's village street immediately opposite the post office. According to the blue plaque it was raised from a 300 ton barque, the Canteloupe, which was wrecked on Thurlestone Rock in 1772. She was on her way home from Grenada to London with a cargo of sugar, coffee and rum; 13 crew and seven passengers were aboard, only one of whom survived - the rest are buried in Thurlestone churchyard. At the time the infamous slave trade triangle would have been in operation, the last leg of which brought goods from the American and Caribbean colonies to Britain, although there appears to be no specific evidence that the Canteloupe was involved.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 August, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 6739 4285 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:16.2415N 3:51.7311W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 6738 4285
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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