Duchy Bursary Awarded to Emma Benson

Duchy Bursary Awarded to Emma Benson

A 20-year old student from Catforth in Lancashire has been awarded a Duchy of Lancaster bursary to support her during her degree studies at Harper Adams College in Shropshire. Emma Benson was presented with the cheque for £2,500 at a presentation ceremony at the College earlier this month. Emma grew up in Lancashire where her […]

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Duchy Farmer Named Dairy Innovator of 2015

 A former Duchy Scholar has been named Dairy Innovator of the Year at the 2015 British Farming Awards. Mark Verity has lived on the Duchy’s Whitewell estate in Lancashire all his life and in recent years has been gradually taking over responsibility for the 700-acreRadholme Laund farm from his father, Stuart. In 2010, Mark attended […]

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Lancashire Hot Spot

A 19th century cottage in the heart of Dunsop Bridge is the first to be refurbished to the Duchy’s new quality standard for residential properties. The refurbishment included interior and exterior decoration, and the installation of a new kitchen and ironmongery to accord with the recently introduced Duchy specification. On completion, Ivy Cottage was let […]

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Duchy of Lancaster Streamlines Rural Surveys

The holdings of the Duchy of Lancaster have traditionally been administered in six separate units, known as Surveys. These have included five Rural Surveys (Lancashire, Yorkshire, Crewe and South, Needwood and Eastern) covering approximately 18,433 hectares of land across England and Wales and one Urban Survey made up of a number of retail and business […]

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Her Majesty The Queen Visits Duchy of Lancaster

Earlier this month, we were delighted to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to Lancashire as part of the celebrations to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the creation of the Duchy of Lancaster. Her Majesty’s visit began with a ceremonial welcome at Lancaster Castle and included a tour of Duchy farms across the Myerscough estate. Welcomed […]

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