Key to the Davenport drawing

This key will help you see how the drawing fits in to the actual geography.. Reconstruction of Sheffield Castle in the 12th century, by Martin Davenport. Key; 1, Entrance with bastion towers. 2, Drawbridge, 3, Outer Courtyard, 4, Inner Courtyard, 5, Great Hall, 6, Square tower or keep, 7, Waingate, 8, Moat, 9, Exchange Street, […]

De Lovetot in colour…

A window in Sheffield Cathedral

A trip to the Sheffield Cathedral will reveal to you the beautiful stained glass window depecting the “Six Sheffield Worthies”. Top row middle is William De Lovetot – described on the Sheffield Cathedral website as; “…an energetic Norman baron. He was responsible for the first Norman church in Sheffield built on this site c1101, and […]

Recycled stones?

When a large section of bank on Edward Street collapsed in 2003 this remarkable section of wall was revealed. Solly Street runs along at the top of it. At the time it was suggested that some of these massive worked stones originated from the castle. I have never heard a suitable alternative suggestion. Has anyone […]