2011 Homelife and Dairy Farming 2011
There have been changes to the Shaftesbury Estates in recent years since the sad death of the 10th.Earl in 2004. Sadly, the 11th.Earl died aged 27 and his brother Lord Nicholas has become the 12th. Earl. He seems very committed to the estate and has already made many changes - not least the renovation of one wing of St.Giles' House to live in.
Also, New Barn Farm has returned to Estate ownership.
There is a dairy herd of 1000 animals and woodland management continues.
The 12th.Earl, a keen sportsman, has plans to use the Estate as in the Great Shaftesbury Run in June 2011.
The cottages nearby are now privately owned.
Matterley Drove Cottages, four in all, are now privately owned, and the gardens, once open, reach the road B 3078 and are hidden by tall trees. Any children in these homes are too young to go to school or go elsewhere from when they had started school before the parents moved to their present homes.
One owner felt they were too remote, although on a main road,and were looking to sell, possibly not true country-lovers they feel.
Contribution by: Heather Bartlett and Gillian Martin
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- Life In Rural Dorset
- Life In Gussage All Saints
- Fish Farming & Ecology
- Knowlton - Henge Monument
- Woodland Employment
- Landscape And Farming
- Housing And Local History
- Homelife And Dairy Farming
- Housing And Farming
- Public Services - Water
- Tourism And Historic Inn
- Farming, Eggs And Cereals
- Cottage Life Styles
- Farming And Cottage Industry
- Woodland Employment In 20112011
- Water In The Vale Of Allen 20112011
- Knowlton And The Wildflowers 20112011
- Stanbridge Mill2011
- Landscape And Farming2011
- Fish Farming And Ecology2011
- Homelife And Dairy Farming 20112011
- Ackowledgements 20112011
- Housing And Farming 20112011
- Tourism And Historic Inn2011
- Farming, Eggs And Cereals 20112011
- Cottage Lifestyles 20112011
- Farming 2 At North Farm 20112011
- Farming At North Farm 20112011
- Farming And Cottage Industry 20112011
- Life In Gussage All Saints 20112011
- Life In Rural East Dorset 20112011
- Area Description And Ecology 20112011
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