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Wooden tree search? Solved by Misfits ~ Montacute House 'Totem Pole' ~ by pix-elation

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Wooden tree search? Solved by Misfits ~ Montacute House 'Totem Pole' ~ by 


Wouldn’t research be the best way for the Bubble Jeopardy sleuths to discover the whereabouts of this?
Let’s see how long it takes!
Well it took some time but eventually Misfits narrowed it down to Montacute House, Somerset.

This carved redwood tree is in the gardens of Montacute House and has been nicknamed the ‘totem pole’. Montacute was the home of the Phelips family from the early 17th Century until 1911. The carved top represents a ‘Basket of Flames’ perhaps symbolising the family motto Pro aris et focis a plea for ‘our homes and hearths’. In 1915, the house was taken over by George Nathaniel Curzon (Viceroy of India 1898–1905). Then in 1931 Ernest Cook, the grandson of Thomas Cook (of travel company fame), funded the purchase of Montacute on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. They later presented it to the National Trust who currently maintain the estate.

Just an old dog learning some new tricks.

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  • ingridthecrafty
    ingridthecraftyabout 3 years ago

    Does that mean you won’t tell me if its in the UK or the US?

  • I wouldn’t be that unkind! It is in the UK.

    – pix-elation

  • babafat
    babafatabout 3 years ago

    do you find it in a royal garden?
    in London?

  • Not in London or a royal garden.

    – pix-elation

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageabout 3 years ago

    In Suffolk?

  • Not there.

    – pix-elation

  • babafat
    babafatabout 3 years ago

    at a museum garden?

  • Sorry, not in a museum garden.

    – pix-elation

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 3 years ago

    still searching ….
    I found many amazing carved trees, but not yours. However it is so extraordinary, it should be famous at least in UK!

  • Keep searchng!

    – pix-elation

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 3 years ago

    great capture!

  • Thanks Charmiene, that’s much appreciated.

    – pix-elation

  • babafat
    babafatabout 3 years ago

    in Scotland?

  • Not in Scotland.

    – pix-elation

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 3 years ago

    Is there any relation with India?
    Was this really one tree growing at that place? roots still in the soil?
    Is it an oaktree?

  • This place does have a connection with India.
    I believe the tree did grow at this spot, though I could be wrong on that point.
    It is not an Oak.

    – pix-elation

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 3 years ago

    At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park?

  • Not there, no.

    – pix-elation

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 3 years ago

    is this called dead tree carving? Chainsaw carving?

  • I suppose it could be called that, though I wasn’t aware of that phrase before.
    i don’’t know who carved it but they probably used various tools, perhaps including chainsaw.

    – pix-elation

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