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Mulgrave Estate

The Team

Our Team

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Robert Childerhouse
Estates Director

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Robert jointed Mulgrave as Estate Director in 2016, having previously worked as a rural surveyor and agricultural banker across East Anglia. As Estate Director Robert leads the Mulgrave Team in the delivery of the 10-year strategy, identifies planning and development opportunities, alongside engaging and fostering positive community relations across the estate. Robert is a serving Magistrate on the North Yorkshire Bench and spent 8 years as member of Breckland District Council before moving to Mulgrave. When not at Mulgrave, Robert is either out shooting or enjoying family holidays in France.


Stuart Keegan
Deputy Agent

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Stuart joined Mulgrave Estate in 2014 as the Deputy Agent, having worked in private practice in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. Stuart principally manages the let property portfolio but also gets involved in a wide variety of community matters, liaising with external governing bodies and GIS mapping. Stuart has a passion for the countryside and is a keen sailor, squash player and all round sportsman.

Marcus Lidster
Building Manager

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Marcus joined Mulgrave Estate as Building Department Manager in 2013, having previously worked in Due Diligence in the UK and Europe and as the Independent Verifier on large PFI University schemes in the Middle East.  Marcus ensures statutory regulations and all built environment facilities are maintained.  He also produces feasibility analysis, designs, tenders and manages the refurbishment of properties and estate development schemes. Marcus is well known for his boundless optimism but ineptitude with rod and gun and loves living in Gods Own Country.

John Beech
Asst. Rural Surveyor

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John joined Mulgrave Estate in 2017 as Assistant Rural Surveyor following 20 years of working for the North York Moors National Park Authority. 18 of those were spent working on the Heritage Coast developing policy, plans and practical implementation of conservation projects. John is looking forward to developing the large Countryside Stewardship application for the Estate alongside learning new skills in the property management sector. Outside of work, John spends time with family and friends walking the moors, hills and dales of Yorkshire and enjoying the odd pub lunch!

Clive Tomlinson
Maintenance Manager

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Clive joined Mulgrave in 2017 as Maintenance manager, having previously worked in construction management in both private and public sectors of the industry, on large fast paced residential developments for some of England’s largest house builders. Clive manages a team of skilled tradespeople who work on a diverse range of structures including traditional residential, farm, commercial and historic buildings, ensuring repairs are carried out in a sympatric manner.  Clive enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors at home and abroad, he also enjoys entertaining and socialising.

James Mortlock
Head Forester

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James joined Mulgrave Estate in 1970 as Head Forester, qualifying him as the longest serving member of the management team. This was recognized by the Royal Forestry Society when, in 2011, he was awarded a 40 year long service medal.  A keen conservationist, he balances the environmental impacts of commercial operations within the delicate historic environment of the 2,500 acres of estate woodlands.  When not at Mulgrave James pursues his interest in live theatre and opera and has a passion for travelling to the far corners of the globe.

Jonathan Parkinson
Head Gardener

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Jonathan joined Mulgrave in 2007 as Head Gardener, having worked in both the public sector and on private Estates in North Yorkshire as well as commercial plant nurseries supplying material nationwide. Jonathan enjoys showing fruit in National competitions and is a judge at several local horticultural shows. He also wrote the gardening column for a local newspaper for a few years before two children took up any free time he seemed to have!

Shaun Mintoft
Head Gamekeeper


Accounts Department

Mark Hills
Financial Controller


Liz Lillie
Accounts Assistant

Liz Forster
Accounts Assistant

Sophie Johnston
Estate Secretary