Some nice photos taken by David Clarke
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 […]
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, […]
One of our members, Neil Bingham, has found some old cuttings from local papers on the 1927 excavations which make interesting reading.
The excavations have now been filled in, but late last year an intrepid group of enthusiasts braved a downpour for a guided tour.
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 […]
An old photo showing remains of the gatehouse that we hope will soon see the light of day…
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.
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’ […]