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.

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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Edward Heath & Arundells

Edward Heath & Arundells

By Tom Chidwick. In a review of Michael McManus’s Edward Heath: A Singular Life in July 2016, Philip Collins penned one of the most deceptively simple assessments of the former Conservative Prime Minister’s character. Speculating on the often-discussed sexuality of...

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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.

Upcoming Event at Arundells