To the Manor Born


Mines and Minerals/Manorial Rights – The Duke of Devonshire

We are aware of a number of land owners in the Keighley and Craven areas having received notice recently from the Land Registry of an application made by the Duke of Devonshire for registration of rights in relation to mines and minerals which it is asserted form part of manorial reservations from the 18th and 19th Centuries. If you receive such a notice on this or any other property it is important to obtain legal advice on whether this is an accurate application and has been assessed correctly by the Land Registry as being applicable.

If you have received a notice, or require any advice with regards to property matters, please contact James Dunn at 01535 613691 or email

3 June 2019