The south range has two storeys plus attics and is entered by a porch on its north side. Manages the Grosvenor family’s rural estates in the United Kingdom and Spain, their philanthropic activities through the Westminster Foundation, Realty Insurances, and other specialist functions – including ones largely focused on heritage and conservation. La Garganta in southern Spain became part of the Grosvenor Estate in 2001 - it is agricultural land comprising of groves of around 19,000 olive trees, 34,000 evergreen oak trees - with the bark used for cork, and 3,700 acres for cereal production. By using this site, you agree we can set and use cookies. [9] York Lodge stands 0.5 miles (1 km) to the east on the road to Dunsop Bridge[2] and is also listed Grade II. In 1980 the Abbeystead Estate, … Here are the facts and figures of what comes with the title, across businesses, land and family investments, according to the Grosvenor Estate's website. The present duke is a godfather of Prince George of Cambridge. The works on occasion are displayed at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester. Internally, the entrance hall has two fireplaces with panelled overmantels; one of the panels carries a carving of the Molyneux arms. [2] It is a Grade II listed building. Properties and Estates The holdings of the Duchy of Lancaster are administered in eight separate units, known as Surveys. Its plan is an L-shape, with south and east ranges partly enclosing a courtyard. Residence [1] It was designed by the Chester firm of architects Douglas & Fordham,[2] who added gun and billiard rooms in 1894. The duke owns all the shares in the company via several trusts. There are five Rural Surveys (Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Southern), covering approximately 18,228 hectares of land in England and Wales. There is also the Westminster Foundation, which manages the "giving" of the family, awarding grants and funding - which it is says is focused on the key aspects of poverty in the UK and issues around community - and supports those in need. The Duke of Westminster hosted a clay pigeon shoot on his Abbeystead estate in north Lancashire, raising more than 12,000 for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. The outer doorway of the porch has a Tudor arch with the Molyneux arms carved above; it is flanked by small single-storey turrets. He was born on 29th January 1991, and became Earl Grosvenor at birth. [3] The estate holds the record for the biggest grouse bag in a day; when on 12 August 1915, 2,929 birds were shot by eight guns (shooters). The family's London town house was Grosvenor House, Park Lane. » Lancaster House St James’s London Identity Theft Story – FCO Foreign and Commonwealth Office – HRH The Prince of Wales Duke of Rothesay and Gerald 6th Duke of Sutherland Marquess of Stafford Earl Gower + Gerald J H Carroll Forged Birth Certificate “Sealed Records” – HM KING EDWARD VIII + PRINCE EDWARD DUKE OF WINDSOR “THE GODFATHER” * HRH ALEXANDRA OF DENMARK … A general view of Abbeystead House in Abbeystead, Lancashire. The traditional burial place of the Dukes is the Old Churchyard adjacent to St Mary's Church, Eccleston. Abbeystead House is a large country house to the east of the village of Abbeystead, Lancashire, England, some 12 km (7 miles) south-east of Lancaster. [1], Abbeystead House was built in 1886 as a shooting lodge for the 4th Earl of Sefton. Duke of Westminsters Estate, Eccleston, Cheshire. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire [1][6], Douglas' biographer, Hubbard, describes Abbeystead as the finest of Douglas' Elizabethan houses and one of the finest and largest he ever designed. I assume those lands form part of the Abbeystead estate late of the Earls Sefton, currently of the Duke of Westminster. Eaton Hall is also the home of the Duke of Westminster and the Grosvenor family. By . The front again contains mullioned and transomed windows and each bay has a gable with a ball finial. The Duke of Lancaster title has been held by the reigning British monarch since 1399. They were erected one per year from 1999 to 2001. Later grants included the first Earldom of Lancaster on 30 June 1267 and that of Earl Ferrers in 1301. They were created Baronets of Eaton in 1622, Barons in 1761, Earls in 1784, Marquesses in 1831 and Dukes of Westminster in 1874. 300 acres of prime central London land in Mayfair and Belgravia - two of the capital's most expensive areas. St Jame’s Palace. The 11,500-acre Eaton Estate is just outside Chester. This area is part of the Duke of Westminster's Estate at Abbeystead who commissioned a unique piece of landscap sculpture by the famous land artiste Andy Goldsworthy.It is out of sight from most directions and consists of three rectangular structures of local stone hollowed out and with ovoid openings. The Eaton Estate manages and works to improve a range of agricultural, residential and commercial properties centred on Cheshire’s rural communities of Aldford, Eccleston and Saighton and in the city of Chester. 1,800-acre Halkyn Estate in North Wales, managed by the Eaton Estate staff, is rich in limestone, churchstone and lead. Duke of Westminsters Estate disabled soldier on National service on the Duke of Westminster 's Estate at Eaton Park , Chester_x000D_ 17 November 1917. More than 1,500 charitable organisations have been supported since the first grant was made in 1974. The front also includes mullioned and transomed windows, a dormer, and a pair of round-headed arches in ground floor of the right bay. 23,500-acre Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire was bought from the Earl of Sefton in 1980 and is set in the forest of Bowland. The estate holds the record for the biggest grouse bag in a day; when on 12 August 1915, 2,929 birds were shot by eight guns (shooters). [8] Lancaster Lodge stands at the head of the drive leading to the house. This has an L-shaped plan and is "quietly Elizabethan" in style. The family also have the Grosvenor fine art collection - featuring pieces from revered painters such as Rembrandt, George Stubbs who was commissioned to paint the Grosvenor hunt, Van Dyck and Sir Winston Churchill. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. The estate's website also lists the property company, Grosvenor, as an asset - which represents the majority of the "urban property activities and is its largest business". Tall brick chimneys rise from the roofs. File photo dated 12/10/2004 of Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart meeting the Duke of Westminster at the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) gala dinner, held at the Dorchester Hotel in central London. Abbeystead Estate, Lancaster The Royal Agricultural Society of England in conjunction with the Duke of Westminster's Abbeystead Estate nr Lancaster, staged the last in its programme of one-day regional meetings for this year. More than 23 teams from across the north west attended the event, staged by Lancaster jewellers Banks Lyon and supported by the Breitling watch manufacturer. The house is built in sandstone rubble with slate roofs in Elizabethan style. Edmund was also Count of Champagne and Brie from 1276 by right of his … Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, died today aged 64 at Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, a spokeswoman for his estate said. [10] In 1891–92 the same architects designed stables and an adjoining pair of cottages for the house. Founded in the 13th century, the Duchy of Lancaster is a unique portfolio of land, property and assets held in trust for the Sovereign in His or Her role as Duke of Lancaster. The estate also includes a company called Wheatsheaf - established in 2012 it employs over 450 people, and develops and invests in businesses which provide solutions to what the Grosvenor Estate calls a "rapidly changing world population and its demands for food, energy and water in an increasingly resource constrained environment". The late Duke of Westminster was described in an obituary released by Grosvenor Estate as ‘a passionate country man’ who was ‘an excellent shot’. The façade of the north (entrance) front is irregular, and consists of five bays, three of which project forward and are surmounted by gables of different sizes with ball finials. The Duke of Westminster owns more of Britain than the Queen, through an estate that can trace its history back hundreds of years. Duke of Westminster ist ein erblicher britischer Adelstitel in der Peerage of the United Kingdom. [2], At the same time that Abbeystead House was being built, Douglas and Fordham designed two lodges for the estate. [4], In 1980 the Abbeystead Estate, totalling 18,000 acres (73 km2) and including the house, was bought by a trust relating to the family of the Duke of Westminster.[5]. No need to register, buy now! Duke of Westminster's eldest daughter misses out on £9 billion fortune - because she's female . 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