Duchy Expands In Whitewell

Duchy Expands In Whitewell

As part of its strategic acquisition programme the Duchy of Lancaster has purchased a further 226 acres in the Forest of Bowland. Higher Lickhurst Farm marches with the Duchy’s Whitewell estate and the steading includes a range of modern agricultural buildings as well as an agricultural dwelling in need of refurbishment. In addition to the […]

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Tree-Planting In Whitewell

Pupils from Class 1 of Thorneyholme Primary School in Dunsop Bridge braved the elements this week to help the Duchy plant a new generation of trees in Whitewell. The Duchy’s woodland team planted a new avenue of 50 trees on the Longridge approach to the Whitewell Estate with the aspiration of planting 100 acres of […]

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Refurbishment Breathes New Life Into Historic Workshops

The spectacular countryside of the Trough of Bowland and the comfort and character of the Duchy’s refurbishment of a historic stable yard and workshops continues to prove popular with new tenants from across the county and further afield. The newest resident at Root Hill Estate Yard is 42-year old staff nurse Rebecca Sharp and her […]

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Celebrating 40 Years of Service

 Tenants, neighbours and members of the Duchy senior management team paid tribute to Tom Wells and his 40 years of service as the Duchy’s Clerk of Works in Lancashire earlier this month. Tom, who originally joined the Duchy as an apprentice carpenter and cabinet-maker in 1977 has become one of the best known members of […]

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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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