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Week 2 of the Excavations

Week 2 of the excavations of the site now completed and ‘well’, guess what the archaeologists have found? On top of the raised platform and in the area of the motte from the first Norman Castle, they have uncovered a 12m drop well that we can’t trace on any maps!  The well is capped off with 19th century material but appears to come through all the layers, up to the old 19th century steelworks remains. Hopefully, they will be able to find out more over the coming weeks, but this could be a very significant find!

If you want to check out latest news of the work, tours etc, here is the link to the Wessex dedicated page   https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/our-work/sheffield-castle

 

Wessex have produced a nice video to accompany the start of the works just here…. https://twitter.com/i/status/1775847732277653585

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