Archive for the tag 'Arundel'

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

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

WWT Arundel is one of nine wildfowl and wetland nature reserves managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, a nature conservation charity in the United Kingdom. The 60 acre (240,000 m2) reserve is situated at the foot of the Offham Hangar, a part of the Arun valley in Arundel, West Sussex, England.
One of the endangered species protected at the centre is the Hawaiian goose, or [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 16th 2019

Following the 2014 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, which represented the 888,246 British and Commonwealth Service men and women who lost their lives in the First World War, this Tommy commemorates the centenary of the end of the 1914-1918 war and those who lost their lives.

“There But Not There reminds us of those [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2018

After breakfast we returned to Arundel to visit the Anglican Parish Church and the Catholic Cathedral which we did not have sufficient time to do justice to after our visit to the castle the previous day.

The Parish Church of St. Nicholas (which adjoins the Fitzalan Chapel on the Arundel Estate) is full of history and [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 12th 2018

After breakfast we made our way to Arundel in order to visit the castle. The lady who sold us our tickets helped us choose the most economical way to purchase tickets given that we were able to claim discounts. She advised us to visit the gardens first and then make our way to the shop [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 11th 2018