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 July 2015

Baronets Diary July 2015 It has taken over 33 years for me to finally reappear in the national magazine Tatler. In the July edition Fiona and I have been photographed alongside our cats in a feature entitled ‘Top Cats’. In … Continue reading

Baronets Diary June 2015

June 2015 Quite often I am called in for duties at our Herbert’s’ Fine English Tearooms in the village. When I am there I do my best to promote our hallowed magazine (and sell a few as well) and also … Continue reading

Baronet’s Diary May 2015

I had not been asked to appear on Radio Derby for a while so it was with trepidation that I ventured forward one morning to appear on the breakfast show with presenter Ian Skye. I was one of the ‘Loudmouths’ alongside … Continue reading

Baronet’s Dairy April 2015

Baronets Diary April  2015 In our search for more interesting photographs to adorn the walls of Herbert’s Fine English Tearooms in the village we came across this fascinating image of the ‘FitzHerbert’ train. At first I had no idea where … Continue reading

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