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Return to Byron Hill Road and turn right into it… 
On your left you will see an old Baptist Chapel building, now converted into studios.  
Look to your right for Clonmel Close…
According to the private plaque on this building Matthew Arnold lived here. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famous headmaster of Rugby School. Arnold studied at Balliol College, Oxford University. In 1844, and, following his degree, he returned to Rugby as a teacher of classics. After marrying in 1851, Arnold began work as a government school inspector, a gruelling job involving travel all over Britain and the Continent. Throughout his thirty-five years in this position Arnold developed an interest in education, an interest which fed into both his critical works and his poetry.
Today his essays are more widely known than his poetry and in them, he tried to establish the truths of Christianity, despite his own religious doubts. One poem that shows his range and concerns is 'Dover Beach' (see below for link).
He has an English heritage plaque in Chester Square, Belgravia, London.

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