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A private estate established in 1337 which funds the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales and his family.

Places

Places

Home Farm

As Patron of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, The Duke is keen for Home Farm to play an active role in helping to preserve the gene pool of British pigs, sheep and cattle.

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Places

Places

Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly have been part of the Duchy of Cornwall since its beginning in the 14th century.

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Places

Places

Poundbury

Poundbury is an urban extension to Dorchester in Dorset

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Features

Features

Restoration at Harewood End

A historic lake and walled garden in Hereford have been restored to their former glory.

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About

About

About the Duchy

The Prince of Wales became the 24th Duke of Cornwall on The Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952.

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Helford Oysterage

Helford Oysterage

After more than ten years of oyster farming on the Helford River, the Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm Company will close its operations from 2017.

After more than ten years of oyster farming on the Helford River, the Duchy of Cornwall Oyster Farm Company will close its operations from 2017. The business has operated from Duchy premises since 2005. Talks about the future of the oyster farm began earlier this year with the Duchy wishing to reclaim the site in Port Navas whilst the occupant looked to focus on their wholesale and restaurant business. By mutual agreement, the premises, including the buildings and quay will be returned to Duchy management by April next year. The occupant will sell all existing stock and ensure the site is in a suitable condition for the cultivation of native oysters in the future.

A Message from the Secretary and Keeper of the Records

Taking our lead from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, sustainability has long been at the heart of how the Duchy operates.

Community invited to help shape housing plans for Shepton Mallet

The first of two public workshops designed to influence plans for a new housing development off Cannards Grave Road will take place at Mendip District Council Chamber on Wednesday 1st June.

Dartmoor

Initiatives - Dartmoor

The Duchy of Cornwall provides funding and staff resources to assist with the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project, which is co-funded by Dartmoor National Park Authority and the Rural Development Programme.

Find out about the other projects that the Duchy supports on Dartmoor.