Wessex explain about boreholes
Mick Timmins shared this image from the “Sheffield days gone past” group. Described as hole in the road construction. Does this look like castle foundations?
Searching for something else I came across this recently (as you do) and thought it might be relevant to the castle. It’s from A Descriptive Catalogue of Early Charters relating to lands in and near Sheffield by T.W.Hall. It includes: “a charter (prior to 1290) confirming a grant from Robert Young of Schefeld to Simon […]
A rare glimpse into the past!
A batch of letters given to the British Library is throwing new light on the English monarch’s growing frustration with her exiled cousin – read the article here.
In the Terminus Tavern, Darnall, there is a glass panel (age unknown) depicting the castle The original pub was demolished in 1910 and replaced by the current building. The porch retains a mosaic floor with the wording the Old Bradley Well, the original name of both the demolished and newlybuilt pub. The walls of the lobby are covered in tiles from floor to ceiling; there is a row of Art Nouveaux tiles at dado rail level […]
Peter Bayliss sent in this interesting text: Each of these castles (Tickhill, Conisborough, Peak Castle, Bolsover Castle) contained a self-sufficing industrial settlement; for every country house in ancient times not only did its own cooking, baking and washing, … but did its own brewing, meat-salting, spinning, weaving, tailoring, leather-dressing, upholstering; it had its carpenter’s workshop […]
David Templeman has supplied an image of the painting of Mary, Queen of Scots in Sheffield Castle by John Calcott Horsley in 1871. It is the only one depicting her in Sheffield Castle. Note how they are all clustered together and the bars on the windows. They had been reduced to 16 in total with […]
We’re sure many of you share our interest in the ongoing revival of the river system around the castle site. There’s a fascinating history available here. “The Don was once one of the country’s finest salmon rivers. They have been absent from Salmon Pastures in Sheffield for more than two centuries. In fact for much […]