Country Living in Cloughton

Country Living in Cloughton

A landmark property on the Duchy’s Yorkshire Survey has been sensitively refurbished and modernised to create a new family home in the centre of Cloughton village. Town Farmhouse is a substantial stone-built property within a much-loved conservation area. Built in the mid-19th century, the house was originally the centrepiece of Town Farm, one of the […]

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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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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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Conservation works continue at Lancaster Castle

The extensive conservation works currently underway at Lancaster Castle are to continue throughout the summer holidays with completion now expected by the end of August 2019. This will mean a three-month extension to the restricted public access to the Castle and continued closure of the main John O’Gaunt gate on Castle Hill. Guided tours and […]

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New Discoveries At Pontefract Castle

A floor and part of a wall thought to date back to the English Civil War have been uncovered during conservation work at Pontefract Castle. The discovery was made as work began on a £3.5m project designed to open up the Castle’s Sally Port for the first time since 1649 and provide a new café, […]

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