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Model of Sheffield Castle as it might have looked in the late 15th century

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posted on 2020-07-31, 11:47 authored by John MorelandJohn Moreland
Drawing on the unpublished archives of excavations in the 1920s and 1950s, as well as those carried out by Wessex Archaeology in 2018, we have rewritten the history of Sheffield Castle and its place at the heart of the city (; Our book - Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, Archives, Regeneration 1927-1918 - is published by White Rose University Press ( In collaboration with colleagues from the School of Architecture, the Department of Computer Science, Sheffield City Council, Wessex Archaeology, and the Friends of Sheffield Castle, we are working to deploy this heritage to influence the regeneration of the area (;

This model of Sheffield Castle was created as part of a Virtual Reality immersive experience. Funded by the AHRC/ESPRC, the project was a collaboration between Archaeology, Architecture, and Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, and local Sheffield creative media company HumanVR.





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