Press Releases

Bicton Arena hosts charity fundraising event

Bicton Arena hosted a special charity evening on 22nd August, on behalf of The Eventing Family, an organisation set up to support four charities within the eventing sport.

Pregnant heifers culled in East Devon TB scare

Twenty three heavily pregnant heifers from a closed East Devon organic herd have been culled after testing positive for TB during routine checks.

How we won a third Queen's Award for our work

Queens Award Animation

Student recognised for outstanding performance during work placement

A final year student from Harper Adams University – the UK’s leading specialist in agriculture and land-based studies - has received an award for his outstanding performance during a year’s work placement with Clinton Devon Estates.

Silent bench bid boosts fundraising total for Young Farmers

Fundraising efforts for the new headquarters of the Devon Federation of Young Farmers Clubs have received a boost thanks to a winning bid on a handmade bench at a silent auction held at Devon County Show.

Members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors visit the Estates

Members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Land Team recently visited Clinton Devon Estates to learn more about our operations.

Dartmoor hill ponies with GPS to graze East Devon Pebblebed Heaths

A small herd of Dartmoor hill ponies fitted with GPS trackers is helping scientists to clarify how a centuries-old method of managing heathland vegetation with grazing animals enhances nature and wildlife habitats.

Third Queen’s Award recognises outstanding sustainability credentials

One of Devon’s oldest family businesses has received its third consecutive Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Devon draws top international riders for three-day eventing trials

Stars of the equestrian world descended on Devon last weekend (24th-26th April) as Bicton Arena hosted its first International Horse Trials.

Budleigh Salterton new homes feature in national building journal

A mixed development of new and affordable homes on Clinton Devon Estates land at Greenway Lane in Budleigh Salterton has been featured as an architectural study in Architecture, Building, Contracting + Developing (ABC+D), a leading national journal.

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

…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

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

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

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892