Respecting The Land

Respecting The Land

A cross-section of farming tenants from our Staffordshire Survey attended the Duchy’s second dedicated soil management workshop at the Allerton Project in Loddington earlier this month. Responsible soil management is one of the key initiatives announced by the Duchy last year as a means of delivering its commitment to environmental sustainability. All those present were […]

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Two New Recruits For Rural Team

Following the announcement last October that the Duchy was bringing the management of all its rural estates in-house, two new recruits have joined the team. Dan Hawkes is an experienced architectural technologist and project manager who joined Savills as a graduate in 2012. For the past 7 years he has worked on a wide range […]

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Duchy of Lancaster Annual Report and Accounts for Year Ended 31st March 2018

The Duchy of Lancaster has today published its financial results for the year ended March 31st 2018. During the year: • Net surplus increased by 4.9 % to £20.2m • Net asset value increased by 2.9 % to £533.8m. Nathan Thompson, CEO and Clerk of the Duchy Council, said: “This has been another positive year […]

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Duchy Join Forces With Chamberlain In Cheshire

The Duchy of Lancaster has entered into a joint venture agreement with Chamberlain Developments to restore a Grade II Listed farmhouse and develop a small number of disused farm buildings in the heart of leafy Cheshire. Barthomley is a picturesque rural hamlet situated on the edge of the Duchy’s 1,380-hectare Crewe estate. It includes a […]

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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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