Arundells Journal

News from Arundells

Find out what’s going on in the house and garden. Read about Arundells history and discover interesting facts about our collection.

An Enlightening Evening

An Enlightening Evening

On the 1st September, Arundells hosted a very special event  The Uganda Asians Crisis 50 Years On: From Controversy to Success An amazing line up of speakers gathered in the marquee to examine the mass expulsion of Uganda’s Asian community, their experiences in...

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Ken Clarke & Special Guests

Ken Clarke & Special Guests

The 2022 Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation Annual Lecture as held on the 30th June in Salisbury Cathedral. (Lord) Kenneth Clarke, was a whip during the Heath government before serving as Education, Health and Home Secretaries, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Lord...

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A Very Special Bottle

A Very Special Bottle

Actor and writer Mark Kitto, coming to Arundells on 15 Oct, writes about his unusual connection with the house. At Arundells, upstairs in the room with the China memorabilia, a small white porcelain bottle stands on a chest of drawers. The red, gold and black label...

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House

The house was originally a medieval canonry, with the first recorded occupant being Henry of Blunston, Archdeacon of Dorset, who lived here from 1291 until his death in 1316.

garden

The peaceful garden extends to around two acres in total, with lawns, mature trees, shrubbery and borders and includes sculpture by G E Wade and the bow of Morning Cloud III.

collection

Arundells Collection includes works by well known artists, ceramics, gifts from world leaders, hand painted Chinese wallpaper and Morning Cloud scale model yachts.

EVENTS

Arundells events include talks, music concerts and recitals, seasonal outdoor theatre, children's events and Christmas events.