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.

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...

read more
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...

read more
The Bown Family – Written by Annie Boag

The Bown Family – Written by Annie Boag

(Image shows Elizabeth with Peterkin and Tribulation 1942. South door of Arundells with brown tape on glass to prevent blast damage) I'm being radical, rather than keeping things chronological I thought you would enjoy reading about the Bown family. I would like to...

read more
Leonard Bilson

Leonard Bilson

Written by Annie Boag Leonard Bilson was the last canon to live in the house, until the 20th century, an educated man of previous high standing, who ended up in indelible infamy and in prison for 23 years, for the sake of unrequited love. Leonard Bilson was born in...

read more

Search Arundells Journal

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.

Upcoming Event at Arundells