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Week 10

Last week was due to be the final week of archaeological work in this phase of the works however, I’m pleased to confirm that work will continue for at least another 2 weeks as the Council have approved extension of the works around the newly found Castle walls. Wessex will be working west towards the […]

Week 8

Another exciting week on the Castle site as more and more of the newly found Castle wall is revealed. The hope is that further excavation will continue moving west to discover the full extent of the remains. We are talking with the council design team as to how this might be incorporated into the plans […]

Week 7

Lots to report on this week and some major news!  Archaeologists have uncovered part of the Castle walls on the South of the site which have never been seen or recorded before! See the attached picture where on the left you can see later walls from the 18th & 19th century built onto the Castle […]

Week 6

Excavations of the Castle site continue, and we are now starting to see some fascinating finds coming out of the top levels of the moat near the Gatehouse and also the lower levels of the motte.  Wessex are sending off these finds with a view to cleaning and dating and this will allow us to […]

Week 5

A press release from Wessex covers Week 5 of the works on site. This covers the detailed work around the finding of the furnace from weeks 2 to 4 and a fantastic 3D model/record of the crucible furnaces.  We understand this will now be removed to allow the archaeologists to excavate the Castle gatehouse area, […]

Week 4 News

Please follow the link below and scroll down for a great video put together by Wessex on week 4 activities…. https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/our-work/sheffield-castle You can also download the Week 4 poster if you go to the Weekly Poster Section. Emphasis this week has been on recording the cementation furnace found on the corner of the old Market […]

AGM 2024

Thanks for all those attending the AGM last week, I hope you enjoyed the update from Ashley Tuck from Wessex Archaeology who updated on the finds from the site to date. There were also some terrific questions for Ash from the floor so thanks for your participation in the evening’s formalities. Here are the Chair […]

A once in a lifetime opportunity..

The start of excavation work at the site of Sheffield’s former castle has been heralded by local historians as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. Contractors moved onto the Castlegate site at the end of January to begin clearing the area for redevelopment. Sheffield City Council plans to create a park and events space and […]

Castle Site Development

Work is finally now starting on creating a landscaped urban park which will include the daylighting of the River Sheaf and excavation of the gatehouse of the Castle.  The workers cabins are on site and initially there will be a few weeks of site clearance and preparation ahead of the main works starting. We understand […]

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