ARCUS report

The ARCUS (Archaeological Research and Consultancy at the University of Sheffield) Report 669b(1) was prepared by Michael McCoy and Mark Stenton, with illustrations by Marcus Abbott. It represents perhaps the most in depth assessment of the Castle ruins currently available. With kind permission of the University, you can now enjoy the report yourselves!

Earl of Shrewsbury’s inventory

This is a copy of the inventory of all the goods belonging to the Earl of Shrewsbury for the use of Mary when she was his ‘guest’. The ‘It” = Item. Perhaps people would like to explain / guess  / suggest what some of the less familiar items are? An In ventorye……… Stuffe the……Queen of […]

The Old Queen’s Head or the Hall-in-the-Ponds

The old Queens Head

Written by James R. Wigfull, A.R.I.E.A. Provided by Peter Bayliss. First published in the transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society and reproduced with their kind permission. The will of George, fourth Earl of Shrewsbury, directed: ” That three priests, for the space of twenty years, next after his decease, should sing for his soul; whereof […]

Castle presentation

Professor John Moreland and Professor Dawn Hadley will be making a presentation about the amazing new book on Sunday, 18 October at 1:00pm More details

Festival of the Mind – Castle Film/Debate/Launch of Castle book

This is the link to take you to the page for the stream of the film and panel debate, as part of the Sheffield University, Festival of the Mind. The film actually starts after 13 minutes, you can advance straight to this point. The event covers the launch of the book on the Castle, a […]

In the press

The publicity generated by the the University has produced a mentions in the I and many other newspapers (links below). Metro Scotland – Sheffield Castle The Guardian – Sheffield Castle The i – Sheffield Castle The Sun – Sheffield Castle The Times – Sheffield Castle The Times (Irish) – Sheffield Castle The Times (Scottish) – […]

Report from our 2020 AGM

The 7th AGM of the Friends of Sheffield Castle took place on 30th July via on line meeting site Zoom as unfortunately it was impossible to hold the meeting in a venue due to the current situation. All members of the current committee were re-elected and we are pleased to welcome 2 new Committee members […]

Mary Queen of Scots

With thanks to David Templeman from Friends of Manor Lodge, here’s a fascinating article about a forthcoming anniversary of Mary Queen of Scots’ stay in Sheffield