New book in memory of David Hey

The University of Hertfordshire Press is about to publish “Histories of People and Landscape: Essays on the Sheffield region in memory of David Hey”. Edited by Richard Hoyle, it will be released in a hardback edition at the beginning of March price £35. David was the Sheffield and South Yorkshire historian of our times: he […]

Earl Waltheof – Sheffield’s King Arthur?

A new Sheffield Libraries Podcast In this 48 minute broadcast you can journey back nearly a thousand years to discover more about Earl Waltheof, the last Saxon Lord of Hallamshire. The talk and discussion are led by FOSC committee members John Moreland, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Sheffield and David Clarke, Associate Professor at […]

Zoom talk: Mary, Queen Of Scots – The Captive Queen In England 1568-87

Saturday, November 28 at 11.00 am Discover the fascinating story of Mary’s years in captivity in and around Yorkshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire. This talk will reveal a story not found in any history book (apart from mine!) Find out what really happened to Mary in her captivity years by joining David Templeman, Elizabethan […]

Folklore, Rebellion, and Reclaiming Robin Hood for Sheffield

Dr David Clarke explores… In this online event using Zoom, FoSC Committee member Dr. David Clarke from Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Contemporary Legend explores two legendary heroes from Sheffield’s folklore. Considering the city’s rich history of rebellion, David will talk about the last Saxon Earl of Hallamshire, Waltheof, who was executed by William the […]

External Information

Here are some links to information about the castle available on other sites. Gatehouse page Manor Lodge’s page Prospectus for Sheffield Castle Sheffield City Council’s page Should Sheffield Castle be listed (BBC news) Wikipedia page   

Plasterwork in Bishops House

Bishops Hous

This plaster overmantle is on the wall of the bedroom in Bishops House. The room was built around 1650 and in 1648, William Blythe paid three pounds for “boards and plaster” from the ruins of Sheffield Castle. It is possible that the panels in this room are the boards and the overmantle is the plaster. […]