‘The Yorkie’ Comes To Yorkshire

‘The Yorkie’ Comes To Yorkshire

A young farming tenant on our Pickering estate in Yorkshire is developing a new breed of hybrid sheep which he plans to call ‘The Yorkie’. Born into a farming family, Chris Timm and his wife Lisa have spent the last 10 years building up a successful business based on the principles of producing quality pedigree […]

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Celebrating Ancient Traditions

Goathland Plough Stots held their annual Day of Dance on 18th January 2020, upholding the ancient tradition of sword-dancing in the farming villages of North Yorkshire. One of the few remaining teams in the UK, the Plough Stots have not only survived but thrived in recent years, adding a women’s and a junior team to […]

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Grade II Listed Cottage Restored and Re-Let

Working closely with the Conservation Officer of Scarborough Borough Council, the Duchy of Lancaster has completed its latest refurbishment on the Cloughton Estate in Yorkshire. The double-fronted period cottage at 25 High Street has been fully renovated to the Duchy’s own design guide and quality specification, creating a spacious and comfortable family home in the […]

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Swaledale Excellence at Goathland

Duchy tenant Mark Graham hosted an Open Day for members of the North Yorkshire Moors Swaledale Group at Hunt House Farm last month as the final stage of a 3-year research project. Supported by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the research project looked at how farmers might adopt performance recording techniques, improve growth […]

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New Tenants Move Into West Blansby Farm

A new young farming family has been awarded the tenancy of West Blansby Farm on the Pickering Estate in Yorkshire. Chris Timm is a farmer’s son and has previously farmed across a number of tenancies around Appleton Roebuck near York. Now, he and his wife Lisa have consolidated their business to a single Duchy farm […]

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