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 October 2014

Baronet’s Diary October 2014 Over a year ago a German tv company spent five weeks filming in the village to make a documentary entitled ‘Sir Richard mit his dorf’. The subsequent documentary was shown in July on Germany’s equivalent of … Continue reading

Baronets’ Diary September 2014

Baronets’ Diary September 2014 The annual Church Fete took place on a lovely sunny afternoon in the Hall gardens at the end of July. With a range of activities from pony-rides, bric-a-brac, tombola, coconut-shy and the WI tea stall to … Continue reading

Baronets’ Diary July 2014

July 2014   The avid reader of this column will know that I am forever trying new ways to attract visitors to Tissington. This year I have entered into the ITV (Invitation to View) scheme whereby potential visitors book tickets … Continue reading

Baronets Diary June 2014

  June 2014     I wrote previously about the observatory that is housed in the garden of one of the two-bedroom cottages on the Estate. In late June this year Joanne and Patrick Poitevin are promoting their hobby as … Continue reading

Baronet’s Diary May 2014

May 2014   Baronet’s Diary May 2014   This years’ frantic play of the rumbustious Royal Ashbourne Shrovetide football took place over two dry days in mid-March. The lunch for over 400 in the Leisure Centre was once again a … Continue reading

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 power … 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