A Baronet's Blog

Sir Richard inherited the Estate in 1989 at the age of 25 from his Uncle, Sir John.

He is married to Fiona and lives at Tissington with their 4 children, 6 dogs, 2 cats and a host of other animals.

Having managed the Estate for over twenty years, he also writes a column in Derbyshire Life magazine and is available to lecture at local history societies or WIs (Womens' Institutes) across the country.

If you would like Sir Richard to talk to your society please contact the Estate Office on 01335 352200



Baronets Diary April 2014

Baronets Diary 2014   April 2014   It is not often that a 3000 word essay on Well Dressing hits my desk. But that is what I was presented by a Derby University student as part of his coursework on … Continue reading

Baronets Diary March 2014

    Baronets Diary 2014   March 2014 Mr Norris, our black and white cat of twelve years, disappeared in January this year. We were not unduly concerned for a couple of days (as he had done this before) but … Continue reading

Baronets’ Diary February 2014

  February 2014     We can see some wind turbines from Tissington Hall now. In late December the fourth of the large structures were erected on Carsington pastures to the east of the Estate. The turbines will create enough … Continue reading

Baronets’ Diary January 2014

Baronets Diary   January 2014     The annual fundraising lunch for the Derbyshire Dales Conservative Association always attracts a top-notch speaker from the political party. This year the up and coming MP for South West Somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg, was … Continue reading

Baronet’s Diary December 2013

  Baronets Diary   December 2013   I have been nominated to the Council of the National Trust as the representative of the Historic Houses Association (HHA). The Council is a massive body of 60-70 souls all with the furtherance … Continue reading

Baronets Diary November 2013

  Baronets Diary   November 2013     For several years Macmillan have been raising funds through a national coffee morning when shops, firms, factories and householders open their doors on one particular day in aid of the Cancer Charity.  … Continue reading

Baronets Diary October 2013

Baronets Diary   October 2013       We are often approached by TV companies to use the hall and possibly ourselves for the background to a programme. One such request came earlier this year when a researcher rang to … Continue reading

Baronets Diary September 2013

Baronets Diary   September 2013   There are not many ‘big bands ‘ that can boast nine saxophonists in their ensemble. But that was what a touring band from St Bede’s School, Redhill Surrey did when they appeared on the … Continue reading

Baronets Diary July 2013

JULY 2013     This year’s Well Dressings in May was yet another victim to the extraordinary weather that we have been experiencing this past twelve months. With a sunny Bank Holiday weekend prior to Ascension Day all was set … Continue reading

Baronets’ Diary March 2013

Last November we were fortunate to welcome actress Joanna Lumley to the village as she searched for the origins of Noah’s Ark as she collated information about the truth of the Bible story. In St Mary’s Church is a fabulous … Continue reading