Clinton Devon Farms Partnership

Clinton Devon Farms Partnership is the Clinton Devon Estates home farming operation which achieved organic status in 2009.

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Clinton Devon Farms Partnership

In East Devon, our in -hand organic Farm comprises of 2,800 acres mainly in the Lower Otter Valley. It is run on the principles of mixed farming, with dairy herds, breeding mule ewes, pedigree texels and arable crops.

The Clinton Farms produce three and a half million litres of milk each year, whilst observing the very highest animal welfare and environmental standards.

In East Devon, a storage lagoon, built in 2011, allows dirty water to be pumped directly from Otter Dairy all year round for distribution on the land when it is most needed. This practice has resulted in a significant decrease in nitrates in the local water courses and provided free, natural fertilizer on the land. 

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Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

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

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