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The Nostell Estate and associated businesses have been in the Winn family for over 350 years.

The Nostell Estate is a thriving business, covering 40,000+ sq ft of award-winning commercial office space, three thriving farm businesses across 4,000+ acres of farmland, and over 40 residential lets. The estate is owned by Lord St Oswald, who developed the business park to a high standard in 2004. The estate is full of like-minded people who join Lord St Oswald in advocating Nostell and the wider Wakefield region as a better place to work and live.

Meet The Nostell Estate Team

Under the leadership of Lord St Oswald, estate operations are directed by Peter Molyneux and supported by Gayle Summers at Nostell Estate Office plus our accounts team at our East Newton Estate Office. The Nostell business park is expertly maintained by Paul Clough, Rod Weaver and Jack Dunwell, with 50 years of combined experience working on the Nostell Estate. 

The estate office is open between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, with out-of-hours maintenance support available. Contact Gayle on 01924 862221 for more information.

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Developing the Nostell Estate business park

Lord St Oswald took over the running of The Nostell Estate and Appleby Estate in Lincolnshire in 1984. His vision was instrumental in successfully developing the former Estate Yard and Rear Walled Garden into prestigious office accommodation. Today, our unique business park, featuring an eclectic mix of Grade II listed and contemporary buildings, is home to over 50 diverse businesses. Join us and get more than office space; gain access to a supportive business community.

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History of The Nostell Estate

The history of the estate goes back to the 12th century when the Priory of St Oswald was founded. The estate came into ownership of the Winn family in 1654, when it was purchased by London Alderman Rowland Winn. The Winn family oversaw the work of the current Nostell Priory between 1729 and 1785, commissioning experts of the time such as architect Robert Adam, cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale and plasterer Joseph Rose. 

In 1984, Nostell Priory, which had been open to the public as a heritage site since the 1950s, was transferred to the National Trust. The present Lord St Oswald (6th Baron St Oswald), Charles Rowland Andrew Winn, inherited the title on his father’s death in 1999.

About Lord St Oswald

Lord St Oswald takes a keen interest in promoting Nostell Priory and the regeneration of the Wakefield district. He is President and Patron of several regional charities, including the Wakefield Hospice, The Royal British Legion, the Chippendale Society, the Wakefield Family History Society, The Friends of Wakefield Chantry Chapel and the National Mining Museum of England. 

Lord St Oswald is also the Vice President and Vice-Chairman of The Yorkshire Society.

Read his latest interview here
Lord St Oswald, the Nostell Estate

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