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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, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A little gem of a cemetery chapel, designed by Mary Watts and made of local materials by local workers.

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stopped off here with the parents on a nice Sunday morning in Winter. Very pleasant and we had it all to ourselves. The intricacy of the design is awe inspiring and the laminated notes available inside were great at helping us understand the significance of each freise and carving. A must when you are in Surrey!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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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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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