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Watts Chapel

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Address: Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DN, England
Phone Number: +44 1483 812181
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Another fun visit

I do like taking visitors here as most have never heard of it and end up loving it too. A little gem.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I do like taking visitors here as most have never heard of it and end up loving it too. A little gem.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A fascinating building with some absolutely superb decoration. The chapel was built and decorated under the guidance of Mary Seton Watts.

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Ockham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very interesting building (saw it on the Restoration TV show) but paintings not to our taste, café was nice but visited on a wet day.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nothing to dislike, but if you like Victorian style it is a must to see. Beautiful place on a summer day

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's been some time since I visited Watts Chapel. It's the kind of place that if you go once, you go back with a friend to share it. Watts Chapel is a special place. If you are interested in Victorian history, if you are interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement, if you are interested in art and design in... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Watts Chapel is tem minutes' walk away from Watts Gallery and is well worth the walk. It is extremely beautiful in an amazing graveyard with lovely views. There is also a cloister/columbarium with a lot of memorials that are very moving. The chapel is quite small and the whole visit takes under half an hour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This chapel was built in 1896/8 by the Watts family in response to the creation of a new cemetery by the local Compton Parish Council. Though designed in a Gothic Revival style, the essentially circular Chapel has aspirations towards a Roman Italianate or even Byzantine chapel externally. The latter especially when the shape of the building is considered, with its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It is a stunning building and interior set back from the road close to Watts Gallery. It's quite a steep climb up from the parking area by the side of the road. It's a real gem with artwork that is beautiful for such a small church. There is an information sheet or one can book a guided tour. The walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Jaw droppingly gorgeous! This chapel is worth a visit on its own, but paired with the Watts Gallery is just a perfect day out. Our guide was really informative. I have marked facilities as being present as they are, but just down the road at the Watts Gallery.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There are not many beautiful places like this in the UK done in the Art Nouveau style. It was designed and built by Mary Fraser-Tytler (the ceramics wizard wife of G.F. Watts OM. R.A.) and the local people of Compton between 1896 and 1898. In those days the R.A was mostly men...........It's terracotta coloured outside but inside it is stunning.... More 

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