Press Releases

Kim Strawbridge appointed as site manager of one of England's rarest landscapes

Clinton Devon Estates has appointed Kim Strawbridge as Site Manager of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths (EDPH) - one of the rarest landscapes and habitats in Europe.

One of the South West’s largest organic dairies appoints Velcourt in run-up to Brexit

Clinton Devon Farms Partnership (CDFP), a Clinton Devon Estates farming business, has announced the appointment of Europe’s leading farming company, Velcourt Limited, to manage its East Devon organic dairy and help to steer it through the complexities of Brexit.

Team to assess impact on wildlife following fire

Clinton Devon Estates would like to thank the Devon and Somerset Fire Service, the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Wardens and the RSPB who worked closely together to tackle the 50-hectare fire on Colaton Raleigh Common at the weekend. The fire impacted on 5% of the total area of the heaths.

River Otter Beaver Trial voted ‘Wildlife success of the year’

East Devon’s River Otter Beaver Trial has been hailed as a major wildlife success in a nationwide poll of nature overs.

With help from Friends, ancient hillfort is saved

A partnership formed by Clinton Devon Estates, Historic England, local people and a team of dedicated enthusiasts has been instrumental in helping preserve a nationally important Iron Age hillfort. The Friends of Berry Castle was set up early in 2015 and made such great progress that in just two years the ancient fort was removed from Historic England’s Heritage At Risk Register.

New face on patrol on the Pebblebed Heaths

If you have been enjoying the stunning beauty of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths recently, you may well have come across the area’s new conservation steward on patrol.

Musical duo exchange London for Liverton

Two of the UK’s leading music mastering engineers have moved their studios to Exmouth – and are now working just two doors apart!

How we can help to fix broken housing market

Living as we do in a part of the world where house prices are many times greater than average wages, the moves in the latest Housing White Paper to recognise the increasingly important role of the rented sector are encouraging. The Department for Communities and Local Government, in releasing the White Paper, named it Fixing our broken housing market.

Beetles enlisted to save the spruce – from beetles

Spruce is one of our nation’s most important commercial tree species, and it’s under attack. The great spruce bark beetle was, scientists believe, brought to the UK among imported timber around 30 years ago, and since then has become an established pest in Western England and in Wales.

East Devon wildlife shortlisted for national countryside award

Farmers in East Devon are being praised for their “stellar effort” in helping the endangered Cirl Bunting to increase its population in Devon tenfold in the past 25 years.

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

…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

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892