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 be listed (BBC news) Wikipedia page   

Plasterwork in Bishops House

Bishops Hous

This plaster overmantle is on the wall of the bedroom in Bishops 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 […]

A Castle timeline

1086 Domesday Book records Earl Waltheof, (Anglo-Saxon) Lord of Hallamshire, having a hall, believed to be on the site of the later castle c. 1120 William de Lovetot (a Norman) becomes Lord of Hallamshire and is believed to have built a castle 1184 First reference to ‘Castellum de Seldfeld’ (Sheffield Castle) 1266 Sheffield Castle destroyed […]

Lady Arbella Stuart

Lady Arbella Stuart

Here is a fascinating story of someone who lived at the Castle for a short while… Lady Arbella Stuart In the Picture Gallery at Hardwick Hall there is a portrait of a pretty two-year old girl, wearing a Marie Stuart cap and clasping a doll. She is Arbella Stuart, grand-daughter of the Countess of Shrewsbury, […]

A history of Sheffield Castle & Markets

This 36 page document was published some years ago to promote the Castle Market. It contains some fascinating information and images, a quality piece of work. It was compiled by Krys Zasada, who died earlier this year. He gave us permission to share it. Click the link below (or right click to save). A History […]

Sheffield Past and Present – Rev Alfred Gatty, 1873

Fascinating details can be found in this transcription by Peter Bayliss The Reverend Gatty begins by describing how, after the line of the Earls of Shrewsbury died out, the new Lords of Sheffield Manor, for various reasons, were notable by their absence, and to this he attributes the Parliamentary leanings of the locals. “It may […]

Lady’s Bridge, Sheffield

Written by James R. Wigfull, A.R.I.E.A. Provided by Peter Bayliss. First published in the transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society and reproduced with their kind permission. The will of George, fourth Earl of Shrewsbury, directed: ” That three priests, for the space of twenty years, next after his decease, should sing for his soul; whereof […]