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 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...

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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...

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The Garden of Immortal Peaches

The Garden of Immortal Peaches

The Garden of Immortal Peaches  Written by Annie Boag. The wallpaper which adorns the walls of the grand staircase at Arundells was a gift to Sir Edward Heath from two of his private secretaries who worked in China. It is hand painted and was sent in rolls from China....

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Henry of Blunsdon

Henry of Blunsdon

Written by Annie Boag. Henry of Blunsdon was a resident of Arundells from 1291 until 1316. He was probably from Blunsdon in north Wiltshire, roughly five miles north of Swindon.  His date of birth is unknown but was probably in the mid 13th century. He was born during...

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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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