Press releases

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Press releases

  • Team to assess impact on wildlife following fire Team to assess impact on wildlife following fire

    Monday 24th Apr 2017

    Clinton Devon Estates would like to thank the Devon and Somerset Fire Service, the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Wardens and the RSPB who worked closely together to tackle the 50-hectare fire on Colaton Raleigh Common at the weekend. The fire impacted on 5% of the total area of the heaths.

  • River Otter Beaver Trial voted ‘Wildlife success of the year’ River Otter Beaver Trial voted ‘Wildlife success of the year’

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    East Devon’s River Otter Beaver Trial has been hailed as a major wildlife success in a nationwide poll of nature overs.

  • How we can help to fix broken housing market How we can help to fix broken housing market

    Monday 20th Mar 2017

    Living as we do in a part of the world where house prices are many times greater than average wages, the moves in the latest Housing White Paper to recognise the increasingly important role of the rented sector are encouraging. The Department for Communities and Local Government, in releasing the White Paper, named it Fixing our broken housing market.

  • With help from Friends, ancient hillfort is saved With help from Friends, ancient hillfort is saved

    Thursday 16th Mar 2017

    A partnership formed by Clinton Devon Estates, Historic England, local people and a team of dedicated enthusiasts has been instrumental in helping preserve a nationally important Iron Age hillfort. The Friends of Berry Castle was set up early in 2015 and made such great progress that in just two years the ancient fort was removed from Historic England’s Heritage At Risk Register.

  • Beetles enlisted to save the spruce – from beetles Beetles enlisted to save the spruce – from beetles

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    Spruce is one of our nation’s most important commercial tree species, and it’s under attack. The great spruce bark beetle was, scientists believe, brought to the UK among imported timber around 30 years ago, and since then has become an established pest in Western England and in Wales.

  • River Otter themed walks in partnership with Otterton Mill River Otter themed walks in partnership with Otterton Mill

    Monday 20th Feb 2017

    Clinton Devon Estates and Otterton Mill are working in partnership to provide a series of accompanied walks along the River Otter.

  • Musical duo exchange London for Liverton Musical duo exchange London for Liverton

    Tuesday 14th Feb 2017

    Two of the UK’s leading music mastering engineers have moved their studios to Exmouth – and are now working just two doors apart!

  • Tree felling to protect electricity supply Tree felling to protect electricity supply

    Monday 13th Feb 2017

    Tree felling work has taken place to protect power lines in Budleigh Salterton and is expected to be complete by the end of Monday 13th February.

  • East Devon wildlife shortlisted for national countryside award East Devon wildlife shortlisted for national countryside award

    Wednesday 01st Feb 2017

    Farmers in East Devon are being praised for their “stellar effort” in helping the endangered Cirl Bunting to increase its population in Devon tenfold in the past 25 years.

  • New jobs as Toolstation opens its first branch at Exmouth’s   Liverton Business Park New jobs as Toolstation opens its first branch at Exmouth’s Liverton Business Park

    Wednesday 25th Jan 2017

    One of Britain’s fastest growing trade businesses has opened its latest branch at Liverton Business Park in Exmouth with the creation of seven new jobs.

…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

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

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892