New book in memory of David Hey

The University of Hertfordshire Press has published “Histories of People and Landscape: Essays on the Sheffield region in memory of David Hey”. Edited by Richard Hoyle, it was released in a hardback edition at the beginning of March 2021 price £35. David was the Sheffield and South Yorkshire historian of our times: he published what […]

Earl Waltheof – Sheffield’s King Arthur?

A new Sheffield Libraries Podcast In this 48 minute broadcast you can journey back nearly a thousand years to discover more about Earl Waltheof, the last Saxon Lord of Hallamshire. The talk and discussion are led by FOSC committee members John Moreland, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Sheffield and David Clarke, Associate Professor at […]

Zoom talk: Mary, Queen Of Scots – The Captive Queen In England 1568-87

Saturday, November 28 at 11.00 am Discover the fascinating story of Mary’s years in captivity in and around Yorkshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire. This talk will reveal a story not found in any history book (apart from mine!) Find out what really happened to Mary in her captivity years by joining David Templeman, Elizabethan […]

External Information

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 page Should Sheffield Castle Market be listed (BBC news) Wikipedia page   

Plasterwork in Bishop’s House

Bishops Hous

This plaster overmantle is on the wall of the bedroom in Bishop’s 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. […]

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 Castle illustrations and report Evaluation of the Castle Market Upper Loading Bay illustration and report In 1915 a large portion of the site previously occupied by Sheffield Castle was purchased from […]

A history

In this brief summary it is intended to lay out the basic history of Sheffield Castle and attempt to give some idea of the nature of the structure. This account is compiled from information currently available in published form and that gained through preliminary archive research by this author of which significantly more can yet […]