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.

‘The Nine Pipers’ – by Jon Lloyd

‘The Nine Pipers’ – by Jon Lloyd

A remarkable feature of the dining room is the collection of nine pictures by John Piper, one of the most important British artists of the Twentieth century. Piper had a lifelong interest in buildings and their settings, from architectural gems to picturesque ruins....

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Barbara Hosking CBE

Barbara Hosking CBE

The Trustees of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation were greatly saddened by news of the death of Barbara Hosking CBE. Barbara worked with Sir Edward during his time as Prime Minister and they formed a warm mutual professional regard for each other. As captured...

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Volunteering at Arundells

Volunteering at Arundells

What is it really like to volunteer at Arundells? Some of our volunteers share their thoughts on why they signed up in the first place and what made them stay. My Arundells Experience: John Potter There are, I suppose, three threads to my involvement with Arundells:...

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Conservation at Arundells by Kate Walter

Conservation at Arundells by Kate Walter

 While Arundells is closed we continue to work on essential conservation tasks, so I thought I would use my first blog spot to give some insights into what we do behind-the-scenes to care for the house and collection.  At Arundells, we practise Preventive...

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Upstairs, Downstairs

Upstairs, Downstairs

Written by Annie Boag. As with all grand houses there was an upstairs and downstairs divide. Those who worked mainly downstairs and lived up in the attics haven’t been recorded, until now, in the history of Arundells. They are, without doubt, part of the story so I...

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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.

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