Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 30th September, 2014)
I cannot read the inscription, can some one write it out clearly. Thank you.
Cromwell Stone This stone was re-sited here in 1976 from "Damstead" part of Lathom Wood. By kind permission of the family of the late A.M.Hughes Esq. The hollows in the stone are said to have been used for casting shot used by Cromwells army in the siege of Lathom House 1644-45
Alan it say this
Alan..here it is.
This stone was re-cited here in 1975
from "Damsteads".. part of Lathom Wood,by kind permission of the family of the late A.M.Hughes Esq.
The hollows in the stone in this stone are said to have been used for casting shot by Cromwells army in the siege of Lathom House,1644-45.
Interesting, the stone (from a distance) looks a bit like a skull, the holes for the eyes.
I don't think it would have been used for casting cannon balls, it could have been difficult to get the balls out, and I think sand casting was established by this time. What do you think Ernest?.
Thank you everyone. My eyes aren't as good as they used to be.
My above comment should have read re-sited and not re-cited.
The Chapel at Lathom is riddled with musket ball holes ,some were still lodged in the woodwork in the early 1970's. I wonder if the musket balls were cast in the stone?