Press Releases

Estates Director awarded Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies

Estates Director for Clinton Devon Estates, John Varley, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The award recognises his continued service and leadership within the industry.

Landowner welcomes River Otter beaver reintroduction trial

- BUT says agreements for their long term management are essential.

Marines conduct clean sweep of Woodbury Common

Question: What’s green and tidy? Answer: Woodbury Common, after two troops of Royal Marine recruits scoured the area picking up litter.

A 700 year history in less than 3 minutes

Clinton Devon Estates Animation

Illegal off-road bikers are warned of heavy fines

Illegal off-road motorcyclists using one of East Devon’s most important conservation sites could face fines of up to £20,000 or more, the authorities have warned.

East Devon countryside is teacher Kate’s new classroom

Children and communities across East Devon will be able to learn more about their rural environment and speak to those who manage it thanks to the appointment of the first Countryside Learning Officer for Clinton Devon Estates.

Bicton Arena Manager Helen West scoops two prestigious national awards

The manager of Bicton Arena, the south west’s leading equestrian venue, has been recognised with two prestigious national awards for her outstanding work in course design and event management.

Tribute to East Devon villagers' World War One sacrifices go online

Tributes to more than 80 men from an East Devon village who fought in the Great War can now be found online.

New jobs created as firm opens branch at Liverton 2 business park

The manager of the latest firm to move to Liverton 2 in Exmouth praised the location of the business park as her company opened its doors there for the first time.

22,000 Roman Coins discovered in Seaton Down Hoard

A hoard of 22,000 Roman coins has been unearthed on land near Seaton in East Devon. The “Seaton Down Hoard” of copper-alloy Roman coins is one of the largest and best preserved 4th Century collections to have ever been found in Britain.

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

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

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892