Normally located on the A148, near Fellbrigg Woods between Sheringham and Cromer

I am a self-taught chainsaw carver who has been carving for nine years.  I work on the roadside around the East of England and am mainly based in North Norfolk. 

In the nine years I’ve been carving I have been lucky enough to have my work sold throughout the world.
I have done some weird and wonderful wood carvings all from my imagination and have also brought my customers’ ideas to life. I’ve even demonstrated speed carving on television on BBC1’s Good Morning Dagenham!

All of my wood is locally sourced and recycled, I have used wood from trees cut down in customers’ garden/land.
So if you have any ideas please feel free to contact me.

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Henry VIII (1491–1547)  Arnie Barton Armistice Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex A carved wooden depiction of Henry VIII, reflecting Beaulieus' connection as Royal Hunting Grounds. Read the article here.....

Chainsaw carver giving wood a new purpose by bringing local history alive

Roadside carver Arnie Barton can tell a story with his chainsaw, giving old wood a new purpose and helping keeping a piece of history alive. Andy Russell finds out how he carved out a simpler life....

New sculpture trail launched for park near Norwich

New Life after the sad loss of Parklands’ Redwood

Axed tree transformed into ‘amazing’ chair celebrating wildlife

Own Bench Donation to Holt Country Park

Large carved Owl bench, a donation to Holt County Park by Arnie Barton the RoadSideCarver.

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Otter Bench

Otter Bench, made from Oak and Sweet Chestnut, local wood to Cromer. Free local delivery 15 miles radius of Cromer. 


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We ordered an owl for our daughter’s birthday. Arnie emailed photos as the owl emerged. She loves her gift. We would recommend Arnie without a doubt.

Great guy! Pleasure doing business with him.

Sharon Bursnall

When my mother’s trees died she was in a right flap as to what to do with it, but Mr Barton suggested carving owls into them – what a wise idea! All the time he was working he had a smile on his face, looking like he was having a right hoot. On time and nice and punctual and in one fell swoop he was done. She was so surprised with how good it was – you could have knocked her down with a feather!

Nicola Jarrett

Received a wood carving of my beloved pug as a surprise Birthday present, was over the moon and can’t believe how much it looks like him! The attention to detail was great and really showed the quirky character of Pugsey.

Would definitely recommend Arnie’s work to others