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.

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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Martin Jennings Sculpture Exhibition at Arundells

Martin Jennings Sculpture Exhibition at Arundells

Artist Martin Jennings is perhaps best known for his statue of Sir John Betjeman at St Pancras Station and he has twice won the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture, so it is with great excitement that Arundells will be hosting an exhibition of his work this...

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The Edward Heath Lecture Series- Michael Heseltine

The Edward Heath Lecture Series- Michael Heseltine

The Edward Heath University Lecture Series got off to a fabulous start at the University of Nottingham. Michael Heseltine was the lecturer and Ken Clarke was in the chair. Over three hundred people attended – mainly students but lecturers and professors were also in...

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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.