The Library

The Library is the principle survivor of the 11th Duke’s work and is one of the most important Gothic rooms of circa 1800 in the country. It is 122 feet (38 meters)long, entirely fitted out in carved Honduras mahogany and treated as if it were a church, with slender clustered columns supporting a ribbed vault. *

The Library

Death Warrant of Thomas 4th Duke of Norfolk

Death Warrant of Thomas 4th Duke of Norfolk

The Library is one of the more important country house collections, rich in manuscript and printed material relating to Catholic history. It comprises ten thousand books and was collected by the 9th and 11th Dukes.*

Silver Icon by Faberge

The Library

The Library

*From the Arundel Castle guidebook

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 11th 2019

8 Responses to “Arundel Castle – The Library”

  1. Hels says:

    Best room in the entire castle!!

    If I had my druthers about how to die, it would be in the library, with my favourite books open on the table and the espresso still hot :)

  2. ....peter says:

    so many warn angles of this great library Cherie….peter:)

  3. Astrid says:

    What a place to be and all those special papers too. Love the colour of the wood.

  4. What a magnificent room – your photos of the library are stunning :)