Farms & land

Clinton Devon Estates owns and manages over 17,000 acres of farmland in East and North Devon and are dedicated to managing a working countryside which delivers environmental and recreational benefits to the local community.

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Farms & land

Our holdings comprise 30 tenanted farms, two share farms and two in-hand farms. Our tenant farms range in size from 150 acre dairy holdings to 750 acre mixed units.

Increasingly, our tenant farms are choosing to diversify by bringing additional income to the farm from a range of enterprises  including B&B, horse livery and industrial storage. In our commitment to a viable farming community we provide full support for enterprises such as these when they are based on sound business models and do not compromise the core agricultural business.

Clinton Devon Estates is involved in two share farm enterprises in North Devon – a partnership between the landowner and farmer in which knowledge, investment, risk and profit are shared.

Estates land is also allocated for community use, providing allotments for schools, families and gardeners in many towns and villages. Community sports fields account for around 200 acres of Estates land. 

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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

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

– 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