Fifteen members of Hope and Castleton Historical Societies, along with other volunteers from the Hope Valley and Sheffield, begin discovering Hope and Castleton’s Medieval past in Lichfield Archives.
Andrew George, Principal Archivist, gave an clear and enjoyable introduction to the types of records available. Both villages were part of the Medieval Diocese of Lichfield, therefore a wealth of ecclesiastical records are stored in the Archives. There are wills, inventories, Bishop’s Registers, charters and a range of other documents which give an insight into Medieval life in Castleton and Hope.
The group left the excellent training day enthused and buzzing – both with what they discovered on the day and the potential to come.
The Hope-Castleton Medieval Common People project is one of a number of ongoing projects managed by inHeritage. Please see our projects page for those we have completed.