• by handing on the land to future generations in a better condition
  • by protecting habitats, wildlife and natural systems
  • by investing in the local community

Everything we do is with tomorrow in mind.

Lord Clinton

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lord Clinton aged 89, peacefully at his home in East Devon on 2nd April 2024. Born Gerard Fane in 1934, he became the 22nd Baron Clinton in 1965, taking on responsibility for 25,000 acres across three estates in North and East Devon, known collectively as Clinton Devon Estates.

I hope you will join us in offering our sincerest condolences to Lord Clinton’s family and friends.


A service of thanksgiving for the life of Gerard Nevile Mark, 22nd Baron Clinton, will be held at Exeter Cathedral on Monday, 15th July, at 2.30pm. Please feel free to attend.

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Clinton Devon Estates is a family business, responsible for the stewardship of some of the most beautiful surroundings in Devon.

The Clinton Barony is one of the oldest in England. Formed in 1299, today Clinton Devon Estates owns and manages 25,000 acres of land across three separate Estates in Devon.

These are the Heanton Estate in North Devon and the Beer and Clinton Estates in East Devon and including a major part of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths.

In addition to farming and forestry, the Estate operates a range of rural businesses and a portfolio of residential and commercial property. The Estates have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise three times and is a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to work for.

As stewards of Clinton Devon Estates it is our responsibility to care for our land, property and the natural environment. Our aim is to pass the Estate on in a better condition than that we inherited from previous generations.

It is our pledge to ensure that we do today what is right for tomorrow and our 2030 Strategy explains how we intend to fulfil this pledge.

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