Natural Dams Aid Flood Prevention

Natural Dams Aid Flood Prevention

The Duchy of Lancaster has recently completed a project in partnership with the Environment Agency to guard against potential flooding in woodland areas this winter. The initial trial focuses on catchment flooding at Marchington Woods, part of the ancient Royal Needwood Forest, on the Duchy’s Staffordshire Survey. The project has involved the felling of selected […]

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‘The Yorkie’ Comes To Yorkshire

A young farming tenant on our Pickering estate in Yorkshire is developing a new breed of hybrid sheep which he plans to call ‘The Yorkie’. Born into a farming family, Chris Timm and his wife Lisa have spent the last 10 years building up a successful business based on the principles of producing quality pedigree […]

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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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