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 March 2015

Baronets Diary March 2015 It is always sad when a friend passes away far too young. Craig Dalton of the Burrows Farm Brailsford died at the age of only 60 in January leaving a widow Nicky and their little girl … Continue reading

Baronets Diary February 2015

Baronets Diary February 2015 A trip to Haddon Hall near Bakewell and an invitation to the Family Chapel for a Carol Concert organized by Lord and Lady Edward Manners heralded the arrival of the seasonal celebrations. Lady Edward had assembled … Continue reading

Baronets Diary January 2015

January 2015 The County Club (of Derby) lunch that we host at Tissington Hall is always a jolly occasion as the Club that previously was ensconced in premises on the Ashbourne Road now lunches around the county on a monthly … Continue reading

Baronets Diary December 2014

December 2014 A trip to Morley Hayes Golf Club on the eastern side of Derby brought me before the good ladies of the Ripley Professional and Business Women’s’ AGM in late autumn. Having driven from Oxfordshire in the afternoon I … Continue reading

Baronets Diary November 2014

Baronet’s Diary November 2014 It is not often that Ashbourne hosts a ceremony with the awarding of the British Empire Medal(BEM). However in early October the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire Willie Tucker made the trip to the Ex-Serviceman’s’ Club to … Continue reading

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