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Castleton Dig (and a bit of Brough) 2019

The University of Sheffield led two digs this year – one in Castleton at New Hall (behind the Methodist Chapel) and one in Brough near the Roman fort of Navio, both in July/August. In addition, in Castleton a handful of … Continue reading

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Members’ Visit to Spital Cemetery in Chesterfield

On July 20, 2019, members of the Historical Society visited the Spital Cemetery in Chesterfield for a guided tour of the first public cemetery in the town. It was opened in August 1857 in response to a need for burial … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Templer Obelisk

  Hidden beneath a shroud of ivy and brambles in St Edmund’s graveyard for many years, an obelisk erected in memory of members of the Templer and Needham families has recently been brought to light.  It has proved to be … Continue reading

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The Origins & Survival of Castleton Garland Ceremony: Frank Parker

On the 15 November 2018, Castleton Historical Society held its final meeting of the year, in the Village Hall. What a fantastic evening it turned out to be. Frank Parker, a CHS member, introduced his film about the Castleton Garland … Continue reading

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Castleton Dig 2018

Monday 9th July dawned warm, dry and sunny and that’s how it continued for almost all of the four week dig.  There were trenches on both the medieval hospital on Spital Field and at the New Hall site behind the … Continue reading

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Visit to Bishops’ House: Members’ Night, July 19, 2018

Members’ Night on July 19th found us on a sunny evening gathered at Bishops’ House, the earliest & best preserved example of a Tudor framed house in Sheffield.  The first part of the building was built in 1554 with an … Continue reading

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Castleton Museum Awarded Full Accreditation

The Arts Council has recently awarded full accreditation to Castleton Museum which is run by Castleton Historical Society.  This fantastic outcome is the result of much hard work by a group of CHS trustees to ensure that the Museum meets … Continue reading

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Historical Landscape Trail: Audio Clips

The Historical Landscape Trail between Castleton & Hope was one of the outcomes of the project to research the ‘Lives of the Medieval Common People of Castleton and Hope’ carried out by Castleton and Hope Historical societies in 2012.  The … Continue reading

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Castleton Dig Diary – New Hall and test pits

De-turfing began at the New Hall site on 8th May to mark out a large trench about 9m x 9m   Then quickly got down to the smaller 2016 trench   During the next week some really nice features were … Continue reading

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Castleton Dig 2017 – photo diary

Day 1 on the Spital Field – the team assembles The 2017 trench was laid out to overlap several trenches dug in previous years, and to investigate new ground to the south and west in order to locate the south … Continue reading

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