Battle of Sole Bay Cannon

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Reference WMO/278397


Cumberland Road green (in front of the Verdun Tree)



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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Trophy/Relic
  • Metal Bronze
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • 17th Century Wars
About the memorial: 18th Century cannon refurbished for the tercentenary of the Battle of Sole Bay 1672
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This 18th century cannon was used for more than a hundred / years as a knocking post at the corner of the Brewery yard. / In 1972 it was dug up and refurbished for the celebrations / of the tercentenary of the Battle of Sole Bay (1672). / It was one of three cannons used to fire a salute from / Gun Hill on that occasion. / Now mounted on a replica of an original ship's carriage / it was presented by Adnams to the town of Southwold on / 28th May 1999.

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