Centenary Year For Rushden Golf Club

Centenary Year For Rushden Golf Club

One of our longest serving tenants is celebrating their centenary this year. Rushden Golf Club first began with a small group of local businessmen who in the early 1900s marked out a field at Stanwick in order to play a few holes. By 1919 however the Club had settled into its present site on Duchy […]

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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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Tree-Planting In Whitewell

Pupils from Class 1 of Thorneyholme Primary School in Dunsop Bridge braved the elements this week to help the Duchy plant a new generation of trees in Whitewell. The Duchy’s woodland team planted a new avenue of 50 trees on the Longridge approach to the Whitewell Estate with the aspiration of planting 100 acres of […]

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Duchy Expands Rural Team

  The Duchy of Lancaster continues to build its rural estate management capacity with a new Rural Surveyor joining the team. Rosie James (25) originally graduated from Reading University with a degree in history. She then travelled to South America where she walked the Inca trail and explored Peru before returning to the UK to […]

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Grown in Britain: Responsible Woodland Management

In a further demonstration of our commitment to environmental sustainability, the Duchy of Lancaster is backing the Grown in Britain (GiB) campaign with all of its rural woodlands accredited under the scheme. Some 2,818 acres of Duchy-owned woodland in Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire have been certified by GiB, a non-for-profit organisation which aims to […]

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