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Address: Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DN, England
Phone Number: +44 1483 812181
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A beautiful and unique Chapel

Beautiful and unique. I have taken various friends to see the Chapel and invariably the reaction is "WOW". This is a very special place and one that should be carefully protected... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and unique. I have taken various friends to see the Chapel and invariably the reaction is "WOW". This is a very special place and one that should be carefully protected for the future generations

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A gem in the heart of Surrey. Beautifully and colourfully decorated with a peaceful atmosphere and near Watts Gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful interior and exterior in a relaxing setting. Bring a wooly as can be cool inside, thick walls and dark window keep the heat out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of a trip to Watts Gallery. It's a (very) short walk. Atmospheric graveyard. Fabulously ornate arts and crafts chapel, detailed terracotta exterior, with high impact colourful reliefs inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This mortuary chapel is an interesting mixture of art nouveau with Celtic influences. G. F. Watts and Aldous Huxley are buried on the cemetery grounds. Together with the Watts Museum a few steps further on it makes an excellent half day visit.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I visited yesterday on a very wet day, and somewhat dark as the place depends on natural light nevertheless carving are intricate and detailed the place in very atmospheric with feeling of high Victoriana.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This tiny building still delights me and I love to take visitors to see it. Its a great place to contemplate the world when there are no other visitors but it is cold in winter. Catch the sun at the right time and it dazzles.

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Kingswood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Quirky chapel folly withe exquisite arts and crafts workmanship, real quality and so pleasing that it is being so well preserved

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was my second visit as I enjoyed the first so much. This time I went prepared with an soft white LED inspection light. (Blue spectrum white LEDs have been blamed for harming some artworks). The lighting in the chapel is on a timed switch by the door but it gives more a teasing hint than a good illumination. The... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

An amazing hidden revelation in the Surrey countryside and well worth a visit. Just off the A3 near Compton so a nice break in a journey south. The Watts Gallery nearby is not to be missed either and a nice cuppa and a piece of cake at the cafe might be tempting!

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