Plasterwork in Bishops House

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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.

The woman’s head is the same design as one on a wooden overmantle from Greenhill Hall, demolished in 1964. The winged heads are copied from a pattern book published around 1560. Can anyone connect the design with Sheffield Castle?

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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

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Plasterwork in Bishops House

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

Archaeological Investigations

Here is some information about previous excavations. You can also download pdf documents produced by ARCUS on two pieces of fieldwork. Trial trenching of Sheffield

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