Press Release: Launch of the new book on Sheffield Castle

Please see the link below to the press release issued by the University of Sheffield on the forthcoming book ‘Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, Archives, Regeneration 1927 -2018’. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/sheffield-castle-history-britain-england-uk-greatest-castles-yorkshire-latest-1.907443 The book and on line resource will be formally launched at the Festival of the Mind on 26th September however the book can be downloaded for free or […]

Archaeological Evaluation Report – Sheffield Castle

The final report on the archaeological investigations carried out by Wessex Archaeology in 2018 is now available to read/view on the Wessex website.  Follow copy the following link into your browser https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/news/sheffield-castle-final-reporting In the coming weeks, a summary of the findings will be available as part of a book and on line resource, Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, […]

A walk around the ruins

The excavations have now been filled in, but late last year an intrepid group of enthusiasts braved a downpour for a guided tour.

A view from 1879

This wonderful image is full of detail. Click for a full-size image. Valerie Bayliss has provided a very good summary of the picture: “In the first picture, we’re looking here along the Don towards Blonk St bridge. At the foot of the bridge and opposite Victoria Station Road is the Alexandra Opera House [the white […]

The gatehouse

An old photo showing remains of the gatehouse that we hope will soon see the light of day…

From the 50s

A great photo showing the bottom of Exchange Street with the top of the megatron roof peeking out, with the Sheaf underneath, looking towards Furnival Road.

The Bastion

Senior Structural Engineer Steve Mettam sent us some  photographs taken of the bastion tower ruins during their pre-demolition surveys in early 2014. The subterranean ‘low chamber’ is not currently accessible, except via use of harness and winch, by experienced confined spaces trained personnel only. The castle ruins cannot be seen from the new raised ‘lockable’ […]