to Ford. ARUNDEL. 8. Route. 63
From Pulborough to Midhurst and Chichester, 23 M., railway in
I-I1/4 hr. (fares 3s., 2s., Is. 7d.). — 5i/4 M. Petworth (Swan, R. or D. 3s. 6d.).
"Petworth House (Lord Leconfield) contains a valuable collection of pictures
(Van Dyck, Holbein, Rembrandt, Turner, etc.) and also some important
antique sculptures (adm. at 11, 12, 2, and 3 on Tues. and Thurs.); the Park
is open daily. — 11 M. Midhurst (Angel, R. 4s., D. from 3s. 6d.), near which
Richard Cobden (1804-65) was bom, is visited for the sake of the fine
ruins of "Cowdray. a magnificent 16th cent, mansion, burned down in 1793.
The large King Edward VII. Sanatorium for consumptives, on Easebourne
Hill, was opened in 1905. The church of Trotton, 3'/2 M. to the E., con¬
tains what is said to be the earliest brass in England to a lady (1310).
Midhurst is also the terminus of a branch-line (L. & S. W. R.) to (9'/2 M.)
Petersfield (p. 67). — 13V2 M. Cocking; 16l/2 M. Singleton, the station for
Goodwood racecourse (p. 56); 193/4 M. Lavant. — 23 M. Chichester (p. 54).
Immediately beyond Pulborough we cross the Arun. — 54 M.
Amberley has a ruined castle of the 14th century. About 4 M. to the
E. is Bignor, with the remains of a *Roman Villa (adm. Is.).
5772 M. Arundel (Norfolk Arms, R. 4s., D. 3s. 6d.; Spread
Eagle, plain; Bridge), a small town situated on the river Arun.
In the vicinity is *Arundel Castle, the magnificent seat of the
Duke of Norfolk, which was founded as early as the 10th century.
It was besieged by Henry I. in 1102, and afterwards by Stephen,
and it was again attacked in 1644 by the Parliamentary troops and
left in ruins. The portion of the building now used as a residence
was begun in 1791. The ancient *Keep, dating from the 12th cent.
and now under restoration, and the Dairy (to the E.) are shown on
Mon. & Frid. (12-4) by tickets obtained gratis at the Norfolk Arms.
Entrance by the principal gateway at the upper end of the town;
the top commands a fine prospect of the surrounding country. The
*Park is open to the public. — The *Parish Church, erected in 1380,
with the adjoining chapel of a Benedictine Abbey which once stood
here, is worthy of notice. The Fitz-Alan Chapel, or chancel (no
admission), contains old monuments of the Arundel family. The
fine modern Church of St. Philip Neri (Rom. Cath.) was built by the
Duke of Norfolk at a cost of 100,000i. The Arun is noted for its
mullet, a dish of which may be obtained at the hotel.
60 M. Ford Junction and thence to Portsmouth or Brighton,
see p. 54.
9. From London to Portsmouth.
74 M. London and South Western Railway from Waterloo in 2-3 hrs.
(fares 12s. 2d., 7s. 8d., 6s. Id.; return-tickets, 21s. 4d., 13s. 6d., lis. 6d.). —
Portsmouth may be reached also by the London, Brighton, and South
Coast Railway, via Ford Junction (comp. R. 8), from London Bridge and
Victoria (same times and fares).
The train runs at first on a viaduct above the streets of London.
Vauxhall, the first station, is still within the town; but we emerge
into the country near (4 M.) Clapham Junction, through which
1200 trains pass daily, and beyond which picturesque scenery is tra¬
versed by the line. — 772 M. Wimbledon lies a little to the S. of Wim-