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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, […]

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 […]

Earl of Shrewsbury’s inventory

This is a copy of the inventory of all the goods belonging to the Earl of Shrewsbury for the use of Mary when she was his ‘guest’. The ‘It” = Item. Perhaps people would like to explain / guess  / suggest what some of the less familiar items are? An In ventorye………..at Stuffe the……Queen of […]

The Old Queen’s Head or the Hall-in-the-Ponds

The old Queens Head

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 […]

In the press

The publicity generated by the the University has produced a mentions in the I and many other newspapers (links below). Metro Scotland – Sheffield Castle The Guardian – Sheffield Castle The i – Sheffield Castle The Sun – Sheffield Castle The Times – Sheffield Castle The Times (Irish) – Sheffield Castle The Times (Scottish) – […]

Radio Sheffield interview

Here’s a link to an interview on Radio Sheffield this morning (7 Sept) with Toby Foster and our own Prof John Moreland who talks about the work completed on the archives, the book on the Castle and plans for the future of the site. The interview starts at 1:36:50 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08pkftm

Archaeological Evaluation Report – Sheffield Castle

The final report on the archaeological investigations carried out by Wessex Archaeology in 2018 is now available to read/view on the Wessex website.  Follow copy the following link into your browser https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/news/sheffield-castle-final-reporting In the coming weeks, a summary of the findings will be available as part of a book and on line resource, Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, […]

Report from our 2020 AGM

The 7th AGM of the Friends of Sheffield Castle took place on 30th July via on line meeting site Zoom as unfortunately it was impossible to hold the meeting in a venue due to the current situation. All members of the current committee were re-elected and we are pleased to welcome 2 new Committee members […]

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