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Charlotte Townshend
Inheritance
Rank 2017
286=
Worth
£425m
Rise/fall
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Townshend – affectionately known by the nickname "Blot" – has a vast property portfolio, including 15,000 acres of the Dorset countryside and at least another 20 in London's Holland Park, but perhaps is most famous for being the only person in Britain other than the Queen (qv) allowed to own swans at her Abbotsbury Swannery. We can see nine farming and estate companies including Cygnet Industries and Addison Developments with about £67m of net assets in 2015-16, helping to keep Townshend, 62, at £425m.