Author Archives: Debbie Garritty

Bio-Diversity Audit Complete

Following the bio-diversity audit carried out in partnership with Natural England across the Rural Surveys between 2016 and 2018 all habitats have now been successfully identified, mapped and quantified. The resultant data allows for strategic oversight of each of the Rural Surveys as well as details of the characteristics of each estate including detailed evidence […]

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Burholme Lamb Launched In Whitewell

One of our long-standing Duchy tenants is once again putting Lancashire on the culinary map of the UK after opening a dedicated butchery service which guarantees the quality of their produce at every stage of the process. The Spence family has been breeding and rearing sheep and cattle at Burholme Farm on the Duchy‚Äôs Whitewell […]

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Investing In Young People

The Duchy continues to encourage new entrants into farming and support traditional skills training with annual bursaries to a number of leading colleges and universities. Each year, the Duchy awards bursaries to Harper Adams University in Shropshire, Moulton College in Northamptonshire, Lancaster University and Myerscough College in Lancashire. Recipients generally apply at the start of […]

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Centenary Year For Rushden Golf Club

One of our longest serving tenants is celebrating their centenary this year. Rushden Golf Club first began with a small group of local businessmen who in the early 1900s marked out a field at Stanwick in order to play a few holes. By 1919 however the Club had settled into its present site on Duchy […]

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Hugh Bruce-Watt Joins The Duchy Team

Following the retirement of Duchy Solicitor Tim Crow at the end of last month the Duchy of Lancaster is delighted to announce the appointment of Hugh Bruce-Watt as In-House Counsel from 1st April 2019. Hugh graduated with a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University in 1980 before going on to study for his law […]

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