Preserving the Past, Investing for the Future

Preserving the Past, Investing for the Future

The Duchy continues to repair, restore and upgrade its rural residential properties across all Estates, with record levels of capital investment and the ongoing roll-out of its quality specification and Design Standard.  Over £2m has been spent on refurbishment projects in the year to March 2017, adding to a similar level of investment last year. […]

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Tenants Attend Royal Garden Party

Tenants from the Duchy of Lancaster were invited to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 24th May, where they were presented to Her Majesty The Queen as Duke of Lancaster, and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Following the initial presentation to The Queen, led by Duchy CEO Mr Nathan Thompson, the […]

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Duchy Breathes New Life Into Local Landmark

                                         A local landmark has been brought back to life this month following a comprehensive programme of repair, refurbishment and restoration works by the Duchy of Lancaster.  Amicia Tenement on the Duchy’s Crewe Estate in Cheshire was originally built by Lord Crewe in the mid 19th century and named after his daughter, […]

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Six of the best for Christmas

The refurbishment of six of the Duchy’s rural residential properties to incorporate the Duchy Design Guide has been completed this month and all properties are let and will be occupied in time for Christmas. A mix of traditional cottages, period farmhouses and family residences, Park and Apple Tree Cottages, Brakenhurst Farm, Cloughton Fields and Root […]

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Willow Cottage Hits The Mark

  When Willow Cottage on the Duchy of Lancaster’s Crewe Estate became available, local resident Angela Bamford was keen to move in as soon as possible. Once the Duchy team had completed the refurbishment of this historic property to bring it up to the new Duchy standard, Angela was handed the keys. She and her […]

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