Restoration and Renewal

Restoration and Renewal

The Duchy of Lancaster continues to encourage young people studying agriculture, land management and traditional construction skills. Around £30,000 is awarded annually in the form of bursaries and scholarships to students at Harper Adams University in Shropshire, Myerscough College in Lancashire, Moulton College in Northamptonshire and Lancaster University. In a new working partnership this year, […]

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Lancaster Castle Restored and Re-Opened

Following a 2-year conservation project, the Duchy of Lancaster has re-opened the historic John O’Gaunt gate and unveiled the new-look Lancaster Castle to the visiting public. The works have included the careful removal of the former Prison Visitors building to reveal a new sweeping piazza, covered cloister walk, purpose-built Visitor café, gallery space and teaching […]

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Works Underway On Major Conservation Project

Preparatory work for the next phase of the refurbishment and restoration of Lancaster Castle started on site last month and the demolition of the former Prison Visitors building is well underway. Scaffolding is now being erected to allow for the removal of stone to the Castle’s rear curtain wall so that this can be lowered […]

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New Bursary Award For Construction Skills

 The Duchy of Lancaster has launched a bursary to be awarded annually to students of construction and conservation courses at Moulton College. From 2016/17 a maximum of 2 students each academic year will receive an award of £2,500 from the Duchy to support them in their studies and encourage the development of highly skilled construction […]

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