Date Made/Found: 1066-1850
, 1916 - 1975
Material and Medium: Leather
Dimensions: Longest piece 221mm, shortest piece 53mm
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: 1995.90.17
These pieces of leather shoes are from the site of Sheffield Castle.
Sheffield Castle was built on a small hill at the junction of the River Sheaf and the River Don. The first wooden castle was built around 1100, and a later, much larger stone version stood until 1648, when it was demolished after the Civil War. Before the castle was demolished, the moat began to silt up, and afterwards it slowly filled with debris. These finds are associated with the excavations by Leslie Butcher.