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Watts Chapel

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Address: Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1483 810235
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Landscape, art and remembrance are beautifully blended together in this...

Landscape, art and remembrance are beautifully blended together in this Grade I-listed building. Visitors are drawn to the bright red brick of this Arts & Crafts masterpiece. Up-close, the extraordinary design and decoration both fascinate and overwhelm all who venture up the winding yew tree paths.

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Great hidden treasure

Really pretty and tranquil little chapel off the beaten track well worth a visit it is beautifully designed by the wife of Watts the artist who live locally

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Loxwood, United Kingdom
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Loxwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really pretty and tranquil little chapel off the beaten track well worth a visit it is beautifully designed by the wife of Watts the artist who live locally

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first time I walked into this little chapel it took my breath away with its beauty. What a gem. Every little detail is enchanting and it doesn't matter how many times I visit, it's still special.

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Thank BeeSmith2014
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located somewhat unexpectedly in the village of Compton near to the Watts Gallery this slightly romanesque style chapel is a terracotta feast of art and crafts imagery intertwined and framed within Celtic revivalist forms and sculptural patterns. A real treat for the eyes.

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Thank Rick R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss if you are visiting the Watts Gallery, It's. Well worth a look, beautiful decoration, quite inspiring

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise when we walked through the doors of this private chapel. You could spend hours looking at the wonderful interior decorations. Worth a visit!

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Thank Mon55
Witley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built by Mary Watts and the residents of Compton village, this chapel is superb. It is in the care of Watts Gallery and Artists Village, and is also still in use as a cemetery chapel. Free to visit, and within walking distance of the gallery and a very fine tea shop.

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Thank NgAl54
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous but small tea room; intimate gallery; unique house; accessible friendly staff; womderful location. This is a womderful place and I cant wait to go back.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit at any time. The most incredible sight awaits the minute you walk through the doors. A remarkable piece of art. This together with a lovely walk around the cemetery makes for a super spot to enjoy with friends and family.

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Thank Jacky d
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

One of the gems of Surrey . A free and simple pleasure. Enter the chapel up a cobbled, winding, short but steep path from the road only to be seduced by the richly painted murals of muted colour, exquisite detail and form and beautifully fashioned terracotta tile work . It prompts the feeling of Alice disappearing down the hole. You... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

If you visit Watts gallery you have to walk down the lane to see this. Every tile is amazing and all hand made. You can copy the schoolchildren visiting when I did and lay on your back to admire the ceiling!

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