We need your support and help to continue our fight to get the best outcome for the castle ruins.

Deciphering Mary Queen of Scots lost letters

Deciphering Mary Stuart s lost letters from 1578 1584 You may be aware of the recent finding of letters from Mary Queen of Scots which have now been deciphered by specialists. These letters would have been written whilst Mary was held captive in Sheffield so have particular interest. Click above on the headline for the […]

Planning Permission approved!!

We just wanted to let you know that Planning Permission for the development of the Castle site was approved, with conditions, last Tuesday.  This is great news and means that the Council can now formally tender for the construction and archaeological works.   Whilst this is good news, there are elements of the design of the […]

Annual General Meeting 2023 – April 25th

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2023 The 10th Annual General Meeting of FoSC will be held on Tuesday April 25th at Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB, 6pm for a 6:30 start. Dear Member We invite you to our Annual General Meeting which will be held in person at the Central United Reformed Church, […]

Statement on Planning Application

Friends of Sheffield Castle Statement on Council planning proposals for site of Sheffield Castle We are broadly supportive of the Council’s plans for the Castle site, there is much to commend, particularly the excavation of the Castle Gatehouse and Drawbridge Pier area, the route ways and connectivity through the site, the large areas of green/open […]

Planning Permission Submitted!

Planning permission has now been submitted for the development of the site and if you follow the link below, you will find all the associated documents…there are over 40 of them! The excavation of the Gatehouse and Drawbridge Pier is part of this application and we are hopeful this will be approved and we will […]

Sheffield Heritage Fair 28/29 January

We are again pleased to support the fantastic Sheffield Heritage Fair which will take place at the Millennium Galleries on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January, please see the attached picture for timings.  We will be one of over 40 local heritage groups attending and is definitely worth a visit! We will have a table, […]

Castle site to feature on BBC Digging for Britain!

We are delighted to say that the recent excavations of the Castle site by Wessex Archaeology will be featured on a forthcoming episode of Digging for Britain. The programme will be aired on BBC2, 22 January and will be available on BBC iPlayer afterwards.  For more details, please see the link below.  Great to see […]

Castle Site – Consultation site tours

Our friends at the Sheaf and Porter River Trust, are intending to take some tours of the Castle site over the next 2 weekends, to help with the public consultation. These tours will be conducted by Simon Ogden, Chair of the Trust, and will primarily cover the Council’s plans for the site, but also include […]

Castle Site – Public Consultation

The time has finally come for you to have your say on the future of the Castle site. Please see the links below to further details about how you can get involved from Monday 7th November, we will provide further details in due course https://sheffnews.com/news/levelling-up-transformational-plans-for-castlegate-to-go-to-public-consultation It is clear to us that the Council is already […]

Great turnout for Castle site tours!

It was great to see everyone over the Castlegate Festival weekend to celebrate Heritage Open Days, and we continue to be amazed by the interest in what is currently a demolition site with nothing to see!! We had the news just before that the chamber containing the only visible remains, was condemned by the Council […]

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