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Date Made/Found: 1066-1850
Excavator: Leslie Butcher , 1916 - 1975
Material and Medium: Iron
Dimensions: Longest 117mm
Place Object Found: Sheffield
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1995.90.6
These knives 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.
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