900 Jubilee Trees Planted

900 Jubilee Trees Planted

As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year, the Duchy of Lancaster is to plant almost 900 trees across its estates in Cheshire, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative. 70 commemorative oak and pear trees have been planted across the key farm holdings and a new […]

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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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Heritage Barn Conversions Prove Popular In Cheshire

A redundant heritage barn on the Crewe estate in Cheshire has been successfully converted into two high quality residential homes, both of which were let and occupied within a few weeks of completion. The brick-built barn was originally part of a farm steading located on Mill Lane on the edge of the quiet rural village […]

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Growing the Rural Team

Rural surveyor Lydia Richards MRICS joins the Duchy of Lancaster team this month, helping us to further develop our engagement with tenants across the rural estates. Lydia has spent the last four years working as an Assistant Land Agent on the Packington Estate in Worcestershire. She originally graduated from the University of Leeds with a […]

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Historic Farmhouse Restored In Cheshire

The Duchy of Lancaster has recently completed the refurbishment of a Grade II listed farmhouse on the outskirts of Barthomley on the Cheshire Survey. The early 17th century farmhouse is a black and white timber framed property which has been sympathetically extended and updated over the years to provide a large two-storey family home. Great […]

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