Discover a treasure trove in Surrey

One of the many joys of historic churches is that they hold cultural treasures that are often 'hidden' in plain sight!  One such gem is the tiny Lumley Chapel in Cheam near Sutton, Surrey, located in St Dunstan's churchyard on Church Road.

The diminutive building is the only surviving remnant of a 900-year-old church that was destroyed in the 17th-century, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with stunning carvings and artworks!

The site is called after Catholic aristocrat and art collector John Lumley, who created the site as a burial place for himself and his wife.  Our estate officer - and SPAB Guardian - Rachel Morley took time out to show us the historic highlights of the site.  To experience the sights for yourself see the chapel page for directions and travel information. 


 

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