Date Made/Found: 1400-1600
Material and Medium: Leather
Dimensions: Longest length 238mm
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: J1958.18f
These pieces of leather shoes come from the site of Sheffield Castle. Sheffield Castle once stood on the site of Castle Market in central Sheffield. It dated from around 1100 to 1648, when it was demolished. Mary Queen of Scots was kept here by George Talbot, the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, for fourteen years of her imprisonment. From 1958 to the 1970s Leslie Butcher surveyed the site of the Castle during various building works. These finds may be a result of this work but museum records are unclear.