Estates team celebrate six awards at the Devon County Show

Estates team celebrate six awards at the Devon County Show


Estates team celebrate six awards at the Devon County Show

Clinton Devon Estates' forestry and farming teams have been recognised with six awards at this year's Devon County Show.

The Forestry and Environment team, managed by John Wilding, scooped three separate awards in the Woodland Competition.  Hawkerland Brake near Newton Poppleford took first place in Class 4b as well as the judge's overall prize - the Newman Perpetual Challenge Trophy.  In North Devon, Pencleave Wood near Torrington also took second and third place in two further classes.

The Devon Woodland Competition, co-ordinated by the Devon Agricultural Society aims to increase awareness of the value and ecological and silvicultural processes within the county's woodlands. 

Meanwhile, Farm Manager George Perrott and the Clinton Devon Farms team were awarded 3rd place for their Texel ewes in the Aged Ram category as well as 5th place in the Devon Beef Cattle class, for their Red Devon Heifer born in 2011. 

The show was a great success with farmers, foresters, food suppliers and many more coming together to celebrate the best of Westcountry life.

Click here for the full Devon County Show results 2013.

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

Do what you can to elevate your profession. It is an honourable one

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

But our power for good or evil in this world’s affairs in a countryside is enormous

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299