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.

Arundells – The beginnings

Arundells – The beginnings

Our predecessors were so much better at recycling and reusing than we are today. Building materials were expensive and why rebuild from scratch if you could work on what was already there? Arundells is a perfect illustration of this ethos. A visitor to the Close in...

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Ted Heath’s Unexpected Election Victory

Ted Heath’s Unexpected Election Victory

On this Day, 18 June, 50 years ago – written by Lord Lexden The election result on this day fifty years ago took everyone completely by surprise, except the victor himself. In his memoirs published nearly thirty years later, Heath declared, with characteristic...

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Lord Armstrong

Lord Armstrong

Statement by the Trustees of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation
The Trustees were greatly saddened to learn of the death of the Rt Hon The Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, GCB, CVO, on Friday 3rd April 2020.

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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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