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Following on from my previous post where the 12th Earl surrendered the collegiate chapel to King Henry VIII, subsequential purchasing it back and being required to provide an annual rent to the King :

The nave [of the church] continued as the parish church of Arundel. As the effects of the Reformation took hold the church [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2019

In 1380 the 4th Earl of Arundel, Richard Fitzalan, founded a secular College of Canons, that is to say, a community of clergy to maintain daily worship and pray for the souls of the founder’s family. This initiated the building of the church you see today. From the beginning the church was divided into two [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Feb 18th 2019

… from a mini break, I was treated to this delight.

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 15th 2019

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. [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 11th 2019

All mankinde is of one Author, and is one volume; when one Man dies, one Chapter is not torne out of the book, but translated into a better language.
John Donne

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 10th 2019

The foundation of this Chapel, the last part of the 15th Duke’s rebuilding of the Castle, was laid in 1894 and it was completed in 1898. It is a masterpiece of Victorian craftsmanship: the stone carving in particular is outstanding and was done by Rattee and Kett of Cambridge. The columns and the floor are [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 6th 2019

This church was built in 1908 so serve the residents of the new village of South Wonston. It is 30 feet long by 15 feet wide (9 m by 4.5 m), with a porch and vestry. A short extension to the roof at the east end forms a cowl for a bell with a pulley [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 21st 2019

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