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Watts Chapel

Address: Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DN, England
Phone Number: +44 1483 812181
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited the Watts Chapel after spending the morning at the nearby Watts Gallery. The Chapel is an Arts & Crafts marvel which was designed by Mary, wife of G F Watts, and is a beautiful, terracotta-clad interpretation of an Italianate Chapel - the interior decor is equally impressive and includes an altar painting which was painted shortly before the... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A most stunning and original chapel designed and built by Mary Watts, wife of victorian painter GF Watts near Watts Gallery at the end of the 19th Century. You are drawn to the terracotta brick of this Arts and Crafts masterpiece. Up close the extraordinary design and decoration both fascinates and overwhelms, incorporating designs and symbols from beliefs all around... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Good friendly service, nicely attentive, OK pricing. Food arrived in good condition after a sensible time. Will go again.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

An unexpected gem that totally took our breath away. Stunning architecture and interiors, and a very tranquil graveyard with the graves of Aldous and Julian Huxley

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you like Arts and crafts or Art nouveau you will love this place. Combine it with a trip to Watts gallery.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Well worth a visit, just up the lane from Watts Gallery. Great atmosphere and the cemetery is also interesting.

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Every inch of the wonderful Watts Cemetery Chapel is decorated. Outside terracota tiles made by local people encouraged by Mary Watts decorate the building whilst inside are more colourful panels depicting biblical scenes. A truly magnificent achievement from an age when people of all classes worked together to make beautiful things

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We have visited many galleries, chapels and historic houses but nothing compares with this treasure. The Chapel is stunning. Take a guided tour to fully understand it's significance and the story and life of Mary Watts. Then onto the gallery which is small and intimate and very well done. Fantastic number of exhibits. The house which is still being restored... More

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A must to visit on a sunny day as the sun will illuminate the chapel and show off it's magnificence in full, quite simply a work of art and splendour that will make your jaw drop, although still an amazing place to visit in all seasons and weather conditions, try to plan your trip to view on a bright clear... More

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candolim goa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Everything in this place is beyond beautiful! The artistry is unque in comparison with any chapel or church within this era. It is truly a masterpiece! A work of dedicated and devoted love! Stunning expertise in every detail it is perfection. I cried. I was so moved by the experience and the touch of the holy unseen

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