ABOUT

Dunchideock Barton is owned and run by Edward and Heather Ellis, the 5th generation of the Ellis family to live here.

In the past, as well as farming sheep and arable crops, the Ellis family had a shop in Exeter where they sold milk from their milking cows and produce from the farm. They also grew Christmas trees on the hills, selling them in London. Recently, Dunchideock Barton has diversified to provide commercial and industrial space for businesses whilst arable crops and sheep continue to be farmed here.

MEET THE TEAM

Edward
Edward

Edward is at the helm, managing the farm and the commercial, industrial and residential property. He has a degree in Agriculture and Land Management from The Royal Agricultural College and a passion for sheep farming, conservation and the environment. His other great love is rugby and supporting his old club, Exeter Chiefs.

Heather
Heather

Heather works alongside Edward managing the business, mainly on the property side dealing with all legal work. A solicitor by profession, before marrying Edward she lived and worked in Madrid and loves Spain. She enjoys nothing more than being out on the farm with Edward and their 4 children.

Patrick
Patrick

Patrick helps Edward in the management of the farm. The farm could not function without his dedication and hard work. He focuses primarily on arable work helping with the sheep at busy times and through lambing. He turns his hand to every aspect of the business including building and maintenance. He is a keen follower of Exeter Chiefs.

Rob
Rob

Rob runs the flock of 750 North Country mules. His passion for working with sheep is clear. He is never happier than working Mitch the sheepdog here. He, too, undertakes building work, maintenance and arable work when needed.

Roger & Mary
Roger & Mary

Roger and Mary were the previous generation of the Ellis Family to live here and take an active role in supporting Edward and Heather with the running of the business.

Catriona
Catriona

Catriona is the Farm Secretary. She ensures the smooth running of Dunchideock Barton’s Office dealing with both the farm and property side of the business. She loves gardening and is a keen badminton player.

Debbie
Debbie

Debbie cleans the offices. She is a real asset to Dunchideock Barton and works hard to keep the offices very clean.

Mitch
Mitch

Mitch is an Australian Kelpie, a breed that is a cross between working collies and dingos. He is intensely loyal and works very hard to round up the sheep. He enjoys plenty of attention from all those working at Dunchideock Barton.

A BRIEF SNAPSHOT IN HISTORY

Click on the image to view the article taken from the May 1918 edition of the Agricultural Gazette

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