Press Releases

Clinton Devon Estates’ pedal power raising funds for FORCE

A team of eight from Clinton Devon Estates is once again taking on the gruelling Nello Cycle Challenge to raise money for local cancer charity, FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter).

Extensive, eight-month restoration of ancient Woodbury Castle hill fort nears completion

An extensive project spanning eight months to restore East Devon’s 2,500-year-old Iron Age hill fort, Woodbury Castle is nearing completion.

Dog walkers asked to help protect wildlife on heaths

Conservation experts are working with pet owners to encourage responsible dog walking on some of the South West’s most precious landscapes.

Changes to funding offer huge opportunity for agriculture

As the Government launches a ten week consultation into the future of farm subsidies, Estates Director John Varley considers the challenges and opportunities facing British agriculture.

Screwfix opens at Exmouth’s Liverton Business Park

Leading UK trade retailer Screwfix has opened its first store in Exmouth at Clinton Devon Estates’ Liverton Business Park, creating eight jobs for local people.

Successful solar farm powering ahead

Exmouth’s Liverton Solar Park is producing enough electricity to power more than 1,200 homes – the equivalent of six per cent of the households in the town, new figures have revealed.

Estates Director John Varley presents his thoughts on farming in Devon post Brexit

Transcript of John Varley's presentation to the Devon Farm Management Association, entitled: “Taking advantage of the breakpoint – a perspective on the choices Devon farmers will have to make over the next five years”

Blackhill Quarry application - the facts

Former quarry is providing 158 acres of space for nature whilst application for 2% of the site will help sustain local economy

Estate helping in fight to save Britain’s smallest rodent

It’s probably best known for being Britain’s smallest rodent, with each individual weighing in at around five grammes. What may be less well known about the harvest mouse – aka Micromys minutus – is that it is listed as a priority conservation species in England.

Turf cutting marks the start of Exmouth’s prestigious Plumb Park

A turf cutting ceremony has marked the start of work at Exmouth’s prestigious Plumb Park, a joint venture development which will provide East Devon with high quality new homes set around 14 acres of parkland.

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

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

…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

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892