Heritage Open Day Tours Sept 2021

It was great to see everyone for the Heritage Open Day Tours on the 18/19th September. Over 150 people attended the tours and we had some great feedback, thank you. Here are a few pictures from the tours, with thanks to Ashley Tuck from Wessex Archaeology who assisted us. We do hope to organise more […]

Media interest in the future of the Castle site

Chair Martin Gorman and Committee member Ruth Morgan, recently took Telegraph Editor Ellen Beardmore round the Castle site and into the ruins Chamber. Here’s the link to the article….      

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]