Press Releases

Online memorial honours Great War sacrifices

One hundred years after the start of the Great War the names of those who gave their lives in the service of their country can still be seen on memorials across the nation.

Dog walkers urged to pick up after their pets on Pebblebed Heaths

With almost half of the 5,000 people who visit East Devon’s Pebblebed Heaths every day walking their dogs on the Commons, landowner Clinton Devon Estates is taking steps to help people pick up after their pets.

Volunteers join fight against giant weed that threatens local rivers

Volunteers are joining forces with staff from Clinton Devon Estates and members of the Otter Valley Association to tackle Himalayan Balsam, an invasive plant which is threatening to choke the tributaries of the River Otter in East Devon.

Community consultation events on management of the Otter Valley

Local people with an interest in the Lower River Otter and its estuary are being invited to give their views or raise their concerns about its future management during public consultation events to be held in East Budleigh on Tuesday 1st July and Budleigh Salterton on Saturday 5th July.

Pupils explore Bicton Commons to learn about heath management

Pupils and teachers from Woodbury Primary School enjoyed an activity filled day at Bicton Commons, accompanied by staff and volunteers from Clinton Devon Estates, learning about native and non-native tree species, heathland management, ecology and wildlife.

New homes for Merton families

A new housing scheme providing affordable homes for local families in the North Devon village of Merton has been officially opened this week.

Family business growth pilot prompts vision for national research hub

A national centre for rural family business to be sited in the West Country is being proposed following the success of a scheme to boost the regional economy by providing family farms and firms in Devon and South Somerset with specialist advice to enable future generations to prosper.

Storm-damaged trees contribute to Estate’s timber harvest

Specialist teams have been brought in by Clinton Devon Estates to clear trees felled in February’s storms.

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.

19th century poet remembered following the restoration of a lost landscape

A beauty spot on Clinton Devon Estates land in East Devon which is thought to have inspired a 19th century poet and hymn writer to compose some of his best loved work, has been marked for posterity.

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

– 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

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

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

– 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