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Clinton Devon Estates presented with third Queen's Award

The Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, has presented Lord Clinton and John Varley of Clinton Devon Estates with a third Queen’s Award for Enterprise at a ceremony at the organisation’s Rolle Estates Office headquarters in East Budleigh East Devon.

Taylor Wimpey announced as Plumb Park development partner

Clinton Devon Estates has announced a joint venture partnership with Taylor Wimpey Exeter to deliver the first stage of the prestigious Plumb Park development in Exmouth.

Celebrate the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths during Heath Week

Sunday 26th July marks the start of East Devon Pebblebed Heath Week running from 26th July – 31st July 2015, a celebration of East Devon's heathland heritage.

Granite stone marks completion of partnership development

A granite stone has been unveiled by Lord Clinton to mark the completion of a distinct development of new homes and allotments in the East Devon town of Budleigh Salterton.

Celebrating the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths

Each July, families flock to the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths for Heath Week. An exciting range of free outdoor events take place throughout the week, celebrating the heritage, wildlife and beauty of this rare lowland habitat.

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.

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

…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

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