Celebrating Ancient Traditions

Celebrating Ancient Traditions

Goathland Plough Stots held their annual Day of Dance on 18th January 2020, upholding the ancient tradition of sword-dancing in the farming villages of North Yorkshire. One of the few remaining teams in the UK, the Plough Stots have not only survived but thrived in recent years, adding a women’s and a junior team to […]

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Duchy Expands In Whitewell

As part of its strategic acquisition programme the Duchy of Lancaster has purchased a further 226 acres in the Forest of Bowland. Higher Lickhurst Farm marches with the Duchy’s Whitewell estate and the steading includes a range of modern agricultural buildings as well as an agricultural dwelling in need of refurbishment. In addition to the […]

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Grade II Listed Cottage Restored and Re-Let

Working closely with the Conservation Officer of Scarborough Borough Council, the Duchy of Lancaster has completed its latest refurbishment on the Cloughton Estate in Yorkshire. The double-fronted period cottage at 25 High Street has been fully renovated to the Duchy’s own design guide and quality specification, creating a spacious and comfortable family home in the […]

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Swaledale Excellence at Goathland

Duchy tenant Mark Graham hosted an Open Day for members of the North Yorkshire Moors Swaledale Group at Hunt House Farm last month as the final stage of a 3-year research project. Supported by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the research project looked at how farmers might adopt performance recording techniques, improve growth […]

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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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