Hidden Treasure Rediscovered

Hidden Treasure Rediscovered

As part of the ongoing research project into the history, origins and manufacture of the Great Cowcher of the Duchy of Lancaster, teams at The National Archives have discovered a forgotten document created during the reign of Elizabeth I. Researchers discovered the manuscript which details grants made by the Duchy before 1482 as part of […]

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The Art of Tea-Drinking

An innovative specialist tea retailer and café operator which has taken the UK by storm since it arrived here in 2015 is to bring its artisan teas to London’s busy mid-town district. From 18th April 2022 T4 (Tea For You) will open its latest premises at 137 Strand, just around the corner from Somerset House […]

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Planning Success For Bantons Barn

The Duchy of Lancaster has secured planning consent for the conversion of a disused barn, stable block and cart-shed on its Wyreside estate in Lancashire into three new residential dwellings. The buildings in question are located at Bantons Farm, a steading which includes a two-storey farmhouse with an attached bank barn, as well as a […]

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Benevolent Fund Helps Local Good Causes

The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund has made funding awards to a wide variety of community organisations across its rural estates who have been suffering from the after-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic over the past 12 months. Through its partnerships with the Palatinate Lieutenancy offices and UK Community Foundations the organisation has been able to […]

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Sunflower Smiles in Cheshire

An enterprising farming family marked the 100th anniversary of their tenancy at Park Farm on the Crewe Estate in Cheshire last month by creating a sunflower and pollinator trail which they then opened to visitors. The spectacular one-kilometre trail included over 150,000 sunflowers and the family also provided spaces for ‘hay bale picnics’ and a […]

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