A Place of Sanctuary and Quiet Contemplation

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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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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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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