While excavating an area for a retaining wall about 5 ft below surface, I come across an unusual odd shaped heavy rock for the area, normally if we find anything it is sandstone?. After cleaning it off I realised it was metalic & has partially melted at its outer. There are some sparkly bits in it witch will scratch glass.
I since discovered it to be atracted by a magnet & weighs about 7lb, photos enclosed.
I am thinking WW2 Shrapnel, Ancient slag from Iron Making or the fragment of a meteorite.
There was plenty of WW2 activity in the area, as not more than 10 ft away at the surface level I found a few American live rounds (since handed in) & also dug out a spent tracer slug from aircraft cannon fire. The only iron age site I am aware of was at a location called Hengistbury Head about 6 miles east.
Any ideas most welcome, as I would be facinated to know what this is.