Heritage Open Day - Cheam

Lumley Chapel (St Dunstan's), Cheam, Surrey
16th September 2018
14:00 - 17:00
Free entry, donations to the CCT are very welcome
Lumley Chapel (St. Dunstan's), Church Road, Cheam, Sutton, Surrey. SM3 8QH
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The Lumley Chapel at St. Dunstan's Church will be open especially for Heritage Open Day 2018

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.

In keeping with the theme of this year's Heritage Open Days of 'Extraordinary Women', the chapel contains five monuments to the two wives of John Lord Lumley - Lady Jane and Lady Elizabeth, both of whom were remarkable in their own right.

Lumley Chapel will be attending by a knowledgeable local historian who will be pleased to guide you around and show you the monuments and other quirks of the building.

Open on Sunday 16th September from 2.00 until 5.00 p.m.

Admission Free, with donations, please, to The Churches Conservation Trust

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