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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

10 Comments CherryPie on Feb 13th 2019

The Rose Garden occupies the site of a medieval bowling green. It is enclosed by yew hedges and laid out with formal beds of Rosa Rugosa Alba, Rosa Winchester Cathedral, Rosa Alfred Carriere and Rosa Isaac Perrier. *

*From the Arundel Castle guidebook

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 12th 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

The Baronial Hall

The Dining Room

Pen used by George IV to sign the Catholic Emancipation Act, 1829

Relics of Mary Queen of Scots

The Drawing Room

The Grand Staircase

The Grand Staircase

The Smallest Room

Bathroom

The Victoria Bedroom

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 9th 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

There are nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel.
The oldest feature is the motte, an artificial mound, over 100 feet high from the dry moat, and [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Feb 5th 2019

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