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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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 Special School To Be Built At Higham Ferrers

The Duchy of Lancaster has agreed to release 2.2 hectares of land for the building of a new free school at Rushden on its historic Higham Ferrers estate. Built by the Department for Education and to be run by Friars Academy Trust, this specially designed secondary school will offer places to 145 students with special […]

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New Rural Surveyor Joins The Team

In 2015 the Duchy of Lancaster realigned its Rural Surveys and brought the management of its Southern Survey in-house under its new Head of Rural, Christopher Sparrow. Three years on, the Survey has expanded by 50 per cent following a series of strategic acquisitions and reviews. This has prompted the need to recruit a new […]

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A Future Set In Stone

Two construction skills students in receipt of a Duchy of Lancaster bursary are heading for distinctions in their Finals next year. Peter Maynard and Tom Roscoe are both studying stonemasonry at Moulton College in Northamptonshire and have spent the last year applying their knowledge to practical training roles within the workplace. These placements have included […]

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