The Batterygunsbronze canon

The pièce de résistance here is undoubtedly the Elizabethan bronze cannon presented by Queen Elizabeth I to the first Seigneur, Helier De Carteret. It’s inscribed ‘Don de sa Majesté la Royne Elizabeth au Seigneur de Sercq A.D. 1572’. The carriage, not representative of the original, was made recently of timber from HMS Victory. The iron ship’s cannon are 18th century and are thought to come from a Privateer owned by John Allaire, one of the present Seigneur’s forebears. The Field Gun is a relic left by the Germans in 1945 after their occupation of Sark.