Press Releases

Devon draws top international riders for three-day eventing trials

Stars of the equestrian world descended on Devon last weekend (24th-26th April) as Bicton Arena hosted its first International Horse Trials.

Budleigh Salterton new homes feature in national building journal

A mixed development of new and affordable homes on Clinton Devon Estates land at Greenway Lane in Budleigh Salterton has been featured as an architectural study in Architecture, Building, Contracting + Developing (ABC+D), a leading national journal.

Our support for the future of Exmouth

A statement from Clinton Devon Estates

International Eventing weekend to be held at Bicton Arena

Bicton Arena's staff and volunteers are making final preparations for Devon's first international horse trials, which will take place this weekend (April 24-26th).

Fresh vision for Exmouth's sustainable future

Clinton Devon Estates has unveiled a refreshed masterplan to support the sustainable development of Exmouth and help the town “responsibly and sensitively” meet the social, economic and environmental challenges of the next 20 years and beyond.

Fire and rescue on Woodbury Common

A fire and rescue exercise has taken place on Woodbury Common as part of national resilience training, which aims to coordinate national resources in preparation for major incidents.

River Otter Beaver Trial begins as animals are released into the wild

This pair of adult beavers were released into the River Otter on a sunny spring evening this week to join another three which have all been given a clean bill of health after being removed in February to be tested for disease.

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.

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

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

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

– 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