Conservation works continue at Lancaster Castle

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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Investing In Young People

The Duchy continues to encourage new entrants into farming and support traditional skills training with annual bursaries to a number of leading colleges and universities. Each year, the Duchy awards bursaries to Harper Adams University in Shropshire, Moulton College in Northamptonshire, Lancaster University and Myerscough College in Lancashire. Recipients generally apply at the start of […]

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New Strategic Partnership With LHL

The Duchy of Lancaster has appointed a new firm of building surveyors to deliver its planned maintenance programmes and stand-alone refurbishment projects across Yorkshire from 1st March 2019. LHL Group is a highly regarded multi-disciplinary consultancy working nationally to deliver an extensive range of services to industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential owners and occupiers in […]

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New Lease of Life for Disused Farm Buildings

The Duchy of Lancaster has formed a joint venture with award-winning housebuilder Francis Jackson Homes to transform a number of disused agricultural buildings on its Higham Ferrers estate in Northamptonshire into a small residential development. Five individually designed homes will be created on Bidwell Lane in the village of Caldecott, just 2 miles from the […]

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New Homes Approved For Newborough

The Duchy of Lancaster has secured planning permission for the conversion of existing agricultural buildings at Newborough Hall Farm in Staffordshire into a private residential development of four new family homes. The original listed farmhouse will also be fully refurbished as part of the scheme. The design proposals focus on the use of traditional materials […]

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