Cookworthy Knapp (Acrylic on Box Canvas 30×30 inch)


Known as Cookworthy Knapp, the clump of 140 beech trees have inspired many works of art over the years, but the story behind the landmark is a source of wonder to Devonians and the Cornish.

The cherished sight is known by many different names according to people living in and visiting the area – ‘Cornwall beyond’, ‘grandma’s trees’, ‘nearly home’ or ‘coming home trees’, ‘the unicorn’s wood’ and ‘fairy wood’ – are just a few of the most regularly used nicknames.

Historians believe the trees were planted at the top of the hill nearly 120 years ago – in about 1900 – however there are a number of suggestions as to why.

Painted sides and Frame. Works well with or without frame
Ready to hang with stainless steal hanging wire fitted

£375 SOLD


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