The Pope's Urn (try clicking the full screen icon on your
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replica urn on pedestal (Bath Stone colour), pictured
in The Old Vicarage garden, Kilmersdon
This beautiful urn was originally designed by William Kent for Alexander
Pope. There are several copies of it known in The United Kingdom of various
sizes. One of these was at Hestercombe Landscape Gardens near Taunton, Somerset,
though only the main spiral fluted section of the urn survived. Using Kent's
drawing we carved the missing parts of the urn and pedestal, scaled to the
size of the surviving section of urn.We copied the fine carving detail from
the enormous Pope's Urn at Longford Castle, near Salisbury,Wiltshire - and
are very grateful to Lord Folkstone and Lord Radnor for allowing this.
We have now re-instated the original Pope's Urn section along with our
carving of the missing sections to its original position in The Landscape
Gardens at Hestercombe. It is a cast replica of this urn which we are now
able to offer for sale.
The urn : £470 ( no U.K. VAT to pay )
The full 3 part pedestal (optional ) : £260 ( no U.K VAT to pay )
Subject to a minimum order of 2 urns or 2 pedestals
at a time the following discounts will apply: Less 7½% for up to 5 urns or
pedestals. Less 10% for
6 or more urns or pedestals.
- The urn comes in 3 sections for ease of assembly, complete with Stainless
Steel fixings. The fixings allow the option to permanently fix the urn
onto the pedestal, a gate pier, wall or patio if required.
- The pedestal comes in three sections ( we did not feel it necessary
to supply any fixings for assembly).
- Colour : We have two basic colours 1) Portland Stone, which
can probably best be described as 'off white'.(See the large photo of The
Friendship Urn - or look at some of our carvings in natural Portland Stone
on the 'What we do' page). 2) Bath Stone, best described as a light buff
or honey colour (not that awful custard colour you often see described
as Bath Stone colour!) See the Pope's Urn photograph. Other colours such
as Red Sandstone and Forest of Dean can be produced for orders involving
- Sizes : overall size of the urn including all 3 stones is 530mm
(21") diameter x 1078mm (42½")height. Overall size of
the optional 3 part pedestal is 586 (23") x 586 x 840mm (33")height.
* * The overall dimensions in inches are rounded up or down to
the nearest half inch. * *
- Payment : We hope to be able to accept Visa/Delta shortly, but
at the moment only the following methods of payment are acceptable - cheques
in pounds sterling and drawn on a U.K. bank account, International Money
Orders, and travellers cheques in pounds sterling. Payment in advance is
required and should be made out to "Exmoor Stone" and sent to
Mel Morris Jones, The Old Vicarage, Kilmersdon, Bath, BA3 5TA, UK.
- Delivery : can be arranged at very competitive rates - anywhere,
Worldwide. Please enquire for a quotation.
As an example - you could have 12 Friendship
urns delivered to an address in Dorset for only £30 !! Price correct
as of 24/7/99.
have a look at The Friendship Urn ?
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