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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Duchy of Cornwall
The Duchy of Cornwall is one of the two Royal duchies in England (with the Duchy of Lancaster).
Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar.
The Cornish Stannary Parliament and the Duchy of Cornwall
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  Duchy of Cornwall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Duchy of Cornwall is one of the two Royal duchies in England (with the Duchy of Lancaster).
The Duchy was established in 1337 by Edward III of England for his son, Edward, Prince of Wales.
The Cornish Stannary Parliament and the Duchy of Cornwall
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 Duchy of Cornwall - Home Page - The Official Website for the Duchy of Cornwall
The Duchy of Cornwall is a well-managed private estate which funds the public, charitable and private activities of The Prince of Wales and his family.
The Duchy estate was created in 1337 by Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward, and its primary function was to provide him and future Princes of Wales with an income from its assets.
The current Duke of Cornwall, HRH The Prince of Wales, is actively involved in running the Duchy and his philosophy is to improve the estate and pass it on to future Dukes in a stronger and better condition.
www.duchyofcornwall.org   (157 words)

  
 Duke of Cornwall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current Duke of Cornwall is Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Cornwall was the first dukedom ever conferred in the Kingdom of England, being created for Edward, the Black Prince, the eldest son of Edward III in 1336.
In 1856 Sir George Harrison successfully argued that the Duchy enjoyed the rights and prerogatives of a County palatine, that it was extraterritorial to England and that the Duke has rights over the whole territory of Cornwall befitting a King.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Duke_of_Cornwall   (1012 words)

  
 Duchy
A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess.
The income of the Duchy of Cornwall accrues to the Duke of Cornwall, who is the monarch's eldest son if heir to the throne (and thus currently the Prince of Wales).
The Duchy of Lancaster is administered by a Chancellor who is a member of the British Cabinet.
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 Duchy of Cornwall - About the Duchy History - The Official Website for the Duchy of Cornwall
The Duchy of Cornwall was created out of the former Earldom of Cornwall by Edward III in 1337 in order to provide an income for his heir, seven year old Edward of Woodstock (later known as the Black Prince).
This is reflected nowadays in the two separate organisations of The Prince of Wales’s Office and the Duchy of Cornwall which work together to support the heir to the throne.
The title Prince of Wales is the older of the two titles, and is conferred by a special creation unlike the title of Duke of Cornwall which is hereditary and is either inherited at birth or on the accession of a new monarch to the throne, when his or her eldest son becomes Duke.
www.duchyofcornwall.org /abouttheduchy_history.htm   (321 words)

  
 The Monarchy Today > Royal finances > Financial arrangements of The Prince of Wales
The Duchy of Cornwall is one of the largest and oldest estates in Britain.
The Duchy of Cornwall consists of around 54,764 hectares of land in 22 counties, mostly in the South West of England.
The Duchy estate was created in 1337 by Edward II for his son and heir, Prince Edward, and its primary function was to provide him and future Princes of Wales with an income from its assets.
www.royal.gov.uk /textonly/Page4967.asp   (643 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Major road links between Cornwall and the rest of Great Britain are the A38 which crosses the Tamar at Plymouth via the Tamar Bridge, and the A30 which crosses the county border south of Launceston.
Cornwall was the principal source of tin for the civilisations of the ancient Mediterranean, and at one time the Cornish were the world's foremost experts at mining.
As an example of the inherent complexity of this ambiguity, Sir George Harrison (Attorney General to the Duchy of Cornwall) during the Crown-v-Duchy Foreshore dispute of 1858 described Cornwall as "A palatine state, extraterritorial to the English Crown".
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 Duchy of Cornwall Charters
discontinued Grants of Minerals in Cornwall after the Black Prince attained the age of 21, confining subsequent Grants to Devon, and that an Inquisition in the 11th year of the Reign of Charles I. finds, that “Dartmoor belonged to the King,” although it was expressly granted by the first Duchy Charter.
The distinction between a grant of a Shrievalty and the grant of a County as a territorial grant, is manifested by the frame of the Charters themselves.
Cornwall, it not being alleged that the Earls of Cornwall had vested in them all the prerogative rights of the Crown.
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 Just Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cornwall) to execute their writs or summons of or attachments to the Crown, save in the case of the default of the Duke".
Cornwall's right to its own sovereign Parliament, and the powers it processes under the Charter of Pardon were confirmed as valid in British law by the then Lord Chancellor, Lord Elwyn Jones in 1977.
As Cornwall was virtually unaffected by the Roman occupation of Britain, the latter term, when applied to the Cornish natives of the time, is singularly inapt.
www.bavidge.co.uk /just_cornwall.htm   (1681 words)

  
 swuklink: Cornwall     (Site not responding. Last check: )
The county or Duchy of Cornwall is on the peninsula which forms the extreme south-west of England, the Lizard forming England's most southerly point and Land's End the most westerly.
Autonomous during the Saxon period, Cornwall was treated in similar vein by the medieval monarchs of England with both Edward I (1272-1307) and Henry VII (1485-1509) granting royal charters to the Stannaries (1305 and 1508).
Cornwall is a peninsula bounded on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the south by the English Channel.
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 Duchy of Cornwall and the Dukes of Cornwall
Duchy of Cornwall and the Dukes of Cornwall
William the Conqueror allocated Cornwall to one of his relatives, and by 1337 Edward III created the Duchy as an estate for the eldest sons of the monarch.
The Duchy of Cornwall refers to the land owned by the Duke of Cornwall, and not to the County of Cornwall.
www.cornwall-calling.co.uk /duchy.htm   (649 words)

  
 Holiday Cottages in Cornwall from Duchy Holiday Cottages - Home Page
The Duchy of Cornwall is one of the largest and oldest landed estates in Britain.
The Duchy's total area is in the region of 135,000 acres in 22 counties with much of the land holding concentrated in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Devon and the West Country.
The Duchy was created in 1337 by Edward III for his son, Prince Edward (the Black Prince).
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 The Duchy of Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The second largest area of the Duchy is in Cornwall, made second, as it were, by the holdings on Dartmoor in Devon which account for 28,500 hectares.
The Duchy's primary function, and that for which it is created, is to provide an income from its assets for the Prince of Wales.
Conservation is particularly important and the Duchy encourages its farming tenants to pursue practical conservation measures alongside commercial farming.
www.destination-cornwall.co.uk /duchy.htm   (539 words)

  
 Duchy Originals Organic Ales from the Wychwood brewery
Duchy Originals is one of the UK’s leading brands of organic food and drink.
When the Prince of Wales created Duchy Originals in 1990 it was because of his belief in the clear advantages of organic farming: the production of natural and healthy foods and sound husbandry which helps to regenerate and protect the countryside.
Duchy comes from the Duchy of Cornwall estates which are held in trust by The Prince of Wales who, as heir to the throne, also holds the title Duke of Cornwall.
www.wychwood.co.uk /wychwood_duchy.htm   (647 words)

  
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He called for the National Audit Office to be allowed to inspect the accounts of the Duchy of Cornwall and the Duchy of Lancaster, one of the Queen's income streams, to ensure that they were not benefiting from "favourable" arrangements.
It told MPs last year that the affairs of the duchies were arranged to give the sovereign and the heir to the throne "a degree of financial independence".
The Duchy of Cornwall was not a government agency or public body.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/10/25/ncharles25.xml   (783 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Today's issues | The Duchy of Cornwall
As if GM foods, the scientific establishment and the horrors of modern architecture were not weighty enough, Prince Charles's Duchy of Cornwall has been landed with a £20bn tax bill.
They argue that their action demonstrates Cornwall was treated separately from the English mainland and should have a special status today.
The Duke of Cornwall (aka the Prince of Wales) is in effect a trustee and as he cannot sell off its assets, he would have difficulty paying the bill.
www.guardian.co.uk /netnotes/article/0,6729,221852,00.html   (296 words)

  
 Cornwall County Council - Landscape Survey & Assessment
The wealth of the visible historic environment in Cornwall provides the background to a strong track record of survey and assessment projects, grounded in major surveys of Bodmin Moor and West Penwith in the 1980s.
The HLC, of the whole of Cornwall, was undertaken as part of a general Landscape Assessment of the county (published as Cornwall County Council 1996).
The Cornwall HLC was a pilot study encouraged by English Heritage who were then investigating ways of assessing the historic environment, to enable it to be placed alongside the natural environment in discussions of sustainable development.
www.cornwall.gov.uk /index.cfm?articleid=5747   (634 words)

  
 Duchy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Duchy in Duchy Originals was taken from the Duchy of Cornwall estates, which are held in trust by The Prince of Wales, the 24th Duke of Cornwall.
It seemed a fitting identity for a brand founded by the Duke of Cornwall and using produce of the Home Farm at Highgrove, which is also part of the Duchy of Cornwall estate.
The crest of the Duchy of Cornwall is a key part of the distinctive Duchy Originals logo.
www.duchyoriginals.com /duchy_story.htm   (895 words)

  
 GENUKI: Cornwall
Cornwall is watered by six principal rivers: the Tamar, Lynher, Fowey, Camel (or Alan), Fal and Hayle.
Cornwall is actually a Duchy and the Duke of Cornwall is the Monarch's eldest son, currently His Royal Highness Prince Charles.
The Cornwall County Asylum, for the reception of private patients and pauper lunatics was located in Bodmin.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/Cornwall/index.html   (12674 words)

  
 Charles quizzed on tax evasion | The Sun |HomePage|News
The Duchy, which has been dubbed the Prince’s cash cow, was established in 1337 by Edward III to provide income for his eldest son, the Black Prince.
In further letters to the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster, Mr Leigh said that PAC had a statutory duty to inspect the Duchies’ accounts.
The Duchy of Cornwall is Prince Charles’ main source of income, while the Duchy of Lancaster provides income for the Queen.
www.thesun.co.uk /article/0,,2-2006490283,00.html   (2423 words)

  
 The Duchy of Lancaster - Frequently Asked Questions
The Duchy's main purpose is to provide income for the Sovereign as Duke of Lancaster, although the Sovereign is not entitled to any of the capital assets of the Duchy.
While the two Duchies have similarities, the management and control of the Duchy of Cornwall is entirely separate to that of the Duchy of Lancaster.
The Duchy is administered on behalf of the Sovereign by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Clerk of the Council.
www.duchyoflancaster.org.uk /output/page5.asp   (718 words)

  
 Duchy of Cornwall @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His 72-strong duchy staff has learned not to build any new cottage, or fell an acre of woodland, without first seeking the royal nod.
But the day-to-day work of dealing with duchy projects and tenants is left to the staff, spread between the head office in London and four regional outposts managed by land stewards.
The duchy provides the prince's entire annual income—13.2 million pounds (23.5 million dollars) in 2004—which covers most of the cost of his official duties, his charitable activities, and all his private expenses.
www.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0605/feature3/index.html   (587 words)

  
 Duchy of Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Duchy of Cornwall estate dates back to 1337 when Edward III granted a Royal Charter to his oldest son The Black Prince.
The Duchy owns 126,000 acres (51,000 hectares)of land in 22 counties, roughly half of the land is on Dartmoor in Devon.
Following a 1863 act of Parliament the Duchy is run by the Prince's Council, a non-executive board, which is chaired by the Prince of Wales.
www.vauxhallsociety.org.uk /Duchy.html   (263 words)

  
 Duchy of Cornwall's Finances Under Independent Scrutiny on Feb 7th :: Cornwall 24 :: News, Views and Community   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An investigation has revealed that the heir to the throne is reaping record returns from property acquisitions channelled through the Duchy of Cornwall, Charles's 700-year-old estate given to him by his mother in 1969 as a 21st birthday present.
Snaking through the Tamar valley in north Cornwall are the 130-acre Greenscombe Woods owned by the Duchy of Cornwall for centuries.
Last year's duchy accounts revealed for the first time she was an official member of the household.
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 Duchy of Cornwall Learn More @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1995 the duchy granted a 99-year lease to the trust, which manages the untenanted land on the five inhabited islands as well as all the uninhabited islets, of which there are more than a hundred.
The Duchy of Cornwall is one of the largest and oldest landed estates in Britain.
A Royal Duchy: A Portrait of the Duchy of Cornwall.
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 Defra, UK - Science
This comprises let lowland farmland, approximately 1,600 hectares of in hand woodland (principally 400 hectares of mainly deciduous woodland in Herefordshire and 1000 hectares of mainly coniferous woodland in Cornwall), upland farms and open common on Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and farm land, unformed headland and pine shelter belts on the Isles of Scilly.
The Duchy’s Chief Executive Officer, known as the Secretary, is based at the head office in London.
The Duchy is run on commercial lines in accordance with the requirements of the Duchy of Cornwall Management Acts.
www.defra.gov.uk /science/GeneticResources/Access/In-Situ/Duchy_Of_Cornwall.asp   (405 words)

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