New Discoveries At Pontefract Castle

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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Duchy Commences Next Phase At Lancaster Castle

On Monday 4th September 2017, the Duchy of Lancaster started work on an extensive programme of repair and conservation works at Lancaster Castle. Scheduled for completion in June 2019, the works will open up the former prison kitchen yard and reveal a number of historic buildings currently hidden from view, including the King’s Evidence Tower, […]

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Annual Report and Accounts Year Ended 31st March 2017

The Duchy of Lancaster has today published its financial results for the year ended March 31st 2017. During the year: Net surplus increased by 7.9 % to £19.2m Net asset value increased by 4.8 % to £518.7m. Nathan Thompson, CEO and Clerk of the Duchy Council, said:  “Today’s results are an endorsement of the quality […]

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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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Harrogate Homes Selling Off-Plan

Almost 50 per cent of a residential development built by Linden Homes in Harrogate as part of a Joint Venture with the Duchy of Lancaster has been sold off plan. Local homebuyers have responded positively to the quality of the design and quality of finish on offer at the exclusive Kent Drive development in Harrogate. […]

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