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Week 11 and the Eastern Bastion tower is found!

A significant couple of weeks on site as more and more of the Castle structure is revealing itself, some of it for the first time in 400 years! Most impressive is the sight of the eastern bastion tower, which can now clearly be seen, built into the motte and bedrock. Sadly, all the cut, ashlar stonework […]

Castle Excavations on Calendar ITV News!

On a wet morning last week, a Calendar TV crew visited the Castle site to report on the exciting excavations taking place.  Here’s the video from the news story… https://fb.watch/slUGlYM4H1/      

News from Week 3!

Week 3 of the archaeological dig on the site of the Castle and this week’s find’s centre around significant remains of a 19th century furnace. https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/news/excavations-sheffield-castle-heat-19th-century-steel-working-discoveries Volunteers have been on site all week and it’s great to see some of our Members taking part in the work on the 19th century remains.  As Wessex report, […]

Great article in The Sheffield Tribune

Really excellent piece on the history of the Castle and the Castle site in the online Sheffield Tribune, written by Dan Hayes. The article features an interview with committee member’s Prof John Moreland and quotes from David Clarke. Follow this link  https://www.sheffieldtribune.co.uk/p/how-a-medieval-castle-became-a-modern  

Week 2 of the Excavations

Week 2 of the excavations of the site now completed and ‘well’, guess what the archaeologists have found? On top of the raised platform and in the area of the motte from the first Norman Castle, they have uncovered a 12m drop well that we can’t trace on any maps!  The well is capped off […]

Mary Queen of Scots letters de-coded!

You may recall some time ago that some coded letters written by Mary Queen of Scots had been found in France.  These have now been de-coded and you can have a read through the translations by following the link below.  I think they paint a fascinating picture of Mary’s captivity whilst in Sheffield or ‘Sheffeild’ […]

AGM 2024

Our 11th AGM will be held at the Central United Reformed Church on Thursday 18th April 6pm for a 6:30 start.  For more details click this link AGM 2024 Notice The AGM is open to the public although only Members will be able to vote. We are delighted to be joined by Ashley Tuck from […]

Excavations to start! Your chance to be involved!!

RELEASE Sheffield Castle dig begins March 24 Here’s the press release to recognise the start of the major excavations on the site of the Castle. If you want to book on the tours or to be involved in the actual archaeological work, please follow this link…..   www.wessexarch.co.uk/events.  Places are very limited and will sell out […]

Heritage Fair 2024

We are pleased to again support the very popular Heritage Fair which is to take place on 20th and 21st of January at the Millenium Galleries, Winter Gardens, Sheffield. Please check the link below for more details of opening times. The event is free so why not come along and visit all the stalls and […]

Official Launch of Museum Exhibition and talk

The official opening of the new ‘Women of Sheffield Castle’ exhibition at Weston Park museum took place on 5th October, preceded by a ‘sold out’ talk on the Castle’s history and future plans by Chair, Martin Gorman and Prof John Moreland. The exhibition will continue for a while yet so go and visit if you […]

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