Date Made/Found: 1601-1900
, 1916 - 1975
Material and Medium: Pipe Clay
Dimensions: Longest 66mm and widest 46mm
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: 1995.90.15
These pieces of clay pipe 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. Later, a much larger stone version was built which stood until 1648 when it was demolished during 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 in the 1950s.