900 Jubilee Trees Planted

900 Jubilee Trees Planted

As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year, the Duchy of Lancaster is to plant almost 900 trees across its estates in Cheshire, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative. 70 commemorative oak and pear trees have been planted across the key farm holdings and a new […]

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The Power of Community

A community garden that took shape during lockdown has been captured on film. The short feature, which celebrates the efforts of volunteers responsible for the creation of the garden, was shot in September as part of the Nene Valley Festival. The garden, which sits alongside the 15th century Chichele College owned by the Duchy of […]

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A Place of Sanctuary and Quiet Contemplation

A medieval garden brought back to life by volunteers has provided the people of Higham Ferrers with a place of sanctuary and quiet contemplation during the Covid-19 pandemic. One NHS worker would sit on the bench to listen to the weekly clapping for key workers, for example, while families and friends found it a safe […]

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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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