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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 […]
We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield which explores the history of the Castle site through the ages. It highlights some of the women associated with the Castle right from the earliest days through to present day. You will be able to see many artefacts from […]
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….
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 […]
Some nice photos taken by David Clarke
One of our members has found some old cuttings from local papers on the 1927 excavations which make interesting reading.
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
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. […]