Historic Weather Vane Restored

Historic Weather Vane Restored

As part of the ongoing repair and restoration works currently underway at Lancaster Castle, the Duchy of Lancaster has refurbished and re-installed a historic weather vane on the top of the John O’Gaunt Gate. The origins of the 40-kilo lead, iron and copper weather vane are believed to date back to around 1727, although it […]

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Duchy Creates New Office At Lancaster Castle

The Duchy of Lancaster has opened a new office at Lancaster Castle. Following a six-month refurbishment project, the former Debtors’ Workshops have been sensitively restored to provide a modern office and meeting room suite capable of accommodating up to a dozen people.  One of the major considerations in developing the design for the new offices […]

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Lancaster Approves Growth Plans for the Castle

The Duchy of Lancaster has secured planning consent for the next phase of restoration work at Lancaster Castle. Plans and drawings submitted at the start of the summer illustrated ways in which the former prison kitchen yard could be opened up to reveal further historic buildings currently hidden from view. These would include the King’s […]

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Duchy Breathes New Life Into Local Landmark

                                         A local landmark has been brought back to life this month following a comprehensive programme of repair, refurbishment and restoration works by the Duchy of Lancaster.  Amicia Tenement on the Duchy’s Crewe Estate in Cheshire was originally built by Lord Crewe in the mid 19th century and named after his daughter, […]

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Next Phase of Works Underway at Lancaster Castle

The next 12-month schedule of repair, restoration and improvement works is underway at Lancaster Castle. Following a competitive tender process, York-based specialist contractors William Anelay have been appointed to carry out the £1.4m contract which will be delivered in two phases, running approximately January to June and July to December 2016. Phase 1 of the work […]

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