Lumley Chapel (St Dunstan's), Cheam, Surrey
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A tiny treasure full of remarkable carvings
Lumley Chapel, the oldest building in Cheam, can be found in St Dunstan's churchyard and is the only surviving remnant of a 900-year-old building that once stood on this site. John Lumley, a Catholic aristocrat and art collector, refurbished the building as a burial place for himself and his two wives in the late sixteenth century.
Opulent stone monuments fill the walls and a huge tomb near the door shows Lumley's first wife Jane Fitzalan, carved in alabaster, wearing a starched ruff and headdress, her gown flowing as she kneels in prayer.
There are two steps down into the chapel. Lighting comes on automatically on entry.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Off A2043 Malden Road; in churchyard of St Dunstan's Church; this is just off the High Street in Cheam and has a prominent spire
Nearest railway station: Cheam (0.3 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this churchHampshire, Sussex & Surrey County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Hampshire, Sussex & Surrey. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Surrey tourism website: www.visitsurrey.com
- Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty information: www.surreyhills.org
- Surrey History Centre: www.surreycc.gov.uk
- East Surrey Family History Society: www.eastsurreyfhs.org.uk
- West Surrey Family History Society: www.wsfhs.org
- Surrey Archaeological Society: www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk
- Surrey Churches Preservation Trust: www.surreychurchespreservationtrust.org