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Date Made/Found: 1300-1400
Excavator: Mr Albert Leslie Armstrong , 1879 - 1958
Material and Medium: Iron
Place Object Found: Sheffield
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1995.84.5
An iron key excavated from Sheffield Castle by A.L.Armstrong. 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. In the 1900s, archaeologists found many lost or discarded objects, like this key, amongst the debris.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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