Dotton woodchip

In 2007 Clinton Devon Estates converted an old farm building at Dotton near Newton Poppleford into a woodchip processing depot to allow wood from the lowest quality timber to be dried, chipped and stored within 10 miles of the woodlands in which they were grown.

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Dotton woodchip

Context

It is estimated that Clinton Devon Estates 1,900 hectares of woodlands in North and East Devon absorb 6,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. It therefore seemed ironic to us that in the early 2000’s we were transporting our low grade timber to North Wales to be processed into chipboard.

Project

In 2007 Clinton Devon Estates converted an old farm building at Dotton near Newton Poppleford into a woodchip processing depot to allow wood from the lowest quality timber to be dried, chipped and stored within 10 miles of the woodlands in which they were grown.  The woodchip now supplies the Estates’ woodfuel heating systems as well as local commercial customers.  The development of the processing depot was supported by the Defra Bio Energy Infrastructure grant scheme.

 

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…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

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

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