Press Releases

Estates Director presents at national farming conference

John Varley, Estates Director for Clinton Devon Estates has taken part in a panel discussion at the Oxford Real Farming Conference.

Vital research into affordable housing need in East Devon parish

An East Devon landowner has had to take the unusual step of privately funding a study into affordable housing need across one of its local parishes.

Woods Foreman retires after 43 years of service

One of Clinton Devon Estates longest serving employees, Graham Heaman, retires after 43 years of service at the end of September.

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.

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

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892