Clinton Devon Estates - in a nutshell

Even with over 700 years of history, Clinton Devon Estates are not looking back. We are committed to providing a better future for the people who live and work on the estates and in the surrounding towns, villages and communities in North and East Devon.

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Clinton Devon Estates - in a nutshell

This infographic shows how we’re doing our part, for our part of the world - in many different ways.

Have a look to see how we’re protecting our scientifically important landscapes, building homes for local families, investing millions in providing places for hundreds of people to work, pioneering sustainable energy to generate power today and tomorrow – and winning some national awards along the way!

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Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

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

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002