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posted 12-14-2001 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sheffield   Click Here to Email Sheffield     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. Archaeologists have just unearthed remains of Sheffield's medieval castle (in South Yorkshire, U.K.) This castle is underneath a modern (1930s) public market and there seems to be little information surviving on what the castle looked like. It seems to have built in stone in AD1270 and was demolished in 1648 after the English Civil War. I estimate that it's circuit may once have have been 300m long and 100 wide. How does this compare in size with other English medieval castles?

Does anyone have any information on Sheffield's 'lost' castle?

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posted 12-14-2001 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
I located the following information : -

A 12th century castle with a tower stood on Castle Hill market place. It belonged to the Talbots, Earls of Shrewsbury. Mary, Queen of Scots, was a prisoner here for 14 years, guarded by the 6th Earl. During the Civil War it was garrisoned for the King. Major-General Crawford finally captured it with the use of a culverin, and it was then razed to the ground on orders from London.

Taken from Discovering Castles in England and Wales by John Kinross.

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posted 12-14-2001 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
Found some info on the following websites : -
http://jfatherton.0catch.com/sheffphoto1.html http://web.ukonline.co.uk/t.green/history.htm http://www.thenortheast.fsnet.co.uk/SouthYorks.htm http://www.cpoint.co.uk/tw/locales/l241.html

posted 12-18-2001 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
It might not be quite correct to say it has just been unearthed.
I have pictures about 10-years old showing one of the buttresses that exist in the cellers of the market.
Also think I have a drawing somewhere of twhat the castle looked like. Will see if I can dig them out.

Andrew Muller
posted 12-21-2001 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andrew Muller   Click Here to Email Andrew Muller     Edit/Delete Message
Sheffield Castle is indeed in the cellar of one of the covered markets. If you write to the local council they can arrange for the cellar to be opened and you can have a look at the remains, which are of one corner tower and stand to about a metre and a half in size. They can also supply a history of the Castle.

posted 12-27-2001 04:17 PM           Edit/Delete Message
A new dig started at Sheffield on 22nd November near the the remains in the cellar.
A 5ft thick 13th century wall has been uncovered and it is hoped to unearth a lot more of the castle and establish the original layout.
Yours Chris. www.castleuk.net
for castle location.

posted 03-04-2002 02:50 AM           Edit/Delete Message
New plans for Sheffield Castle.
This is the lastest thinking to preserve the recently unearthed remains and the possibilty of more substantial remains.
The vision is to see the remains of the castle exposed in a green setting around the site of the current Castle Market, with the new market moving to the south.
Yours Chris
For castle location www.castleuk.net

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posted 03-08-2002 05:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
I received through the post today details on Sheffield Castle - the history and copies of old prints.

I obtained them from Sheffield City Council, contact details given below.

Sheffield Local Studies Library
Central Library,
Surrey Street,
Sheffield S1 1XZ
Tel +44 (0) 114 273 4753
Fax +44 (0) 114 273 5009
E-mail local.studies@dial.pipex.com
Attention: Maureen Bailey

They do require a small payment to cover the cost of printing, postage and packing, but this is not excessive, and well worth the outlay.
The only downside is that one has to sign a declaration confirming that such details will be used for private purposes only, not reproduced for public benefit.


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