The Duchy has an extensive mineral portfolio extending from South Wales to North Yorkshire. The portfolio consists of limestone and sandstone quarries, which supply material to the UK construction sector; and a mine supplying gypsum to the cement industry.

Whilst the previous four years had seen a decrease in activity in part due to the remote locations of the limestone and sandstone quarries the portfolio enjoyed a recovery in the year.

The Duchy of Lancaster’s only landfill site was disposed of in 2013, while the completion of the Duchy’s Manorial Minerals Registration Project secured its extensive manorial mineral interests in perpetuity.