New Tenants Move Into West Blansby Farm

New Tenants Move Into West Blansby Farm

A new young farming family has been awarded the tenancy of West Blansby Farm on the Pickering Estate in Yorkshire. Chris Timm is a farmer’s son and has previously farmed across a number of tenancies around Appleton Roebuck near York. Now, he and his wife Lisa have consolidated their business to a single Duchy farm […]

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Plastics Recycling Centre Opens In Lancashire

As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability the Duchy of Lancaster is keen to discourage single-use plastics on its farms and to promote recycling wherever possible across its estates. Last year we carried out an audit of our farming tenants to see what measures they had introduced to reduce the use of plastics on […]

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Direct Drilling Key To Soil Health

Following extensive research into various methods of responsible soil management and crop cultivation the Duchy is encouraging tenants to consider direct drilling instead of traditional ploughing. Direct drilling is a system of seed placement where soil is left undisturbed with crop residues on the surface from harvest until sowing. Seeds are delivered into a narrow […]

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New Community Space For Crewe Green

A community project to transform a neglected and overgrown half acre site on the Duchy’s Cheshire Survey into an attractive and sustainable public space is taking shape, thanks in part to an award from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund. Located in front of St. Michael’s Church in the conservation hamlet of Crewe Green, the […]

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Maria Roskell Joins The Team

The Duchy has appointed a new senior PA/Rural Administrator to support the Rural Teams based at Lancaster Castle. Prior to joining the Duchy Maria Roskell spent two and a half years in a similar position on another private landed estate in Lancashire. She is a highly experienced PA/Administrator with a good understanding of rural estate […]

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