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Watts Chapel

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A stunning building

Designed and built by a woman - Mary Watts - with the support of local people, this mausoleum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fudge03
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Sussex, England
Stunning

This has such a Wow factor. Beautiful chapel with incredible arts and crafts decorations. Free to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chrisgale
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Down Lane | Compton, Guildford GU3 1DQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Designed and built by a woman - Mary Watts - with the support of local people, this mausoleum chapel deserves to be better known. A gem!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has such a Wow factor. Beautiful chapel with incredible arts and crafts decorations. Free to visit but is part of the Watts gallery complex which does charge but is worth visiting. A must do

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth a visit - the terracotta is beautiful and the carvings and art inside are stunning and totally unexpected!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Eliza D
Reviewed 30 January 2019

I have visited the Gallery several times and never been disappointed. Very friendly staff and volunteers. Excellent unusual items in the Christmas fair. Excellent Welsh Rarebit!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

Grade I listed chapel with lavish terracotta relief carving and unusually large scale Celtic revival paintings. Exceptional.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

What a fabulous place one of the best kept secrets - I first stumbled across this place in the 80s when no one had heard of it and the gallery down the road wasn’t commercialised - it was and is breathtakingly beautiful - and art...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank fruitbat999
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Watts Chapel is a fantastic tiny gem of a building. Set in a picturesque grave yard on a Surrey hillside overlooking a peaceful valley, the chapel's exterior is build of terraccotta bricks all hand crafted with intricate designs. Particularly charming are the rows of faces...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frances B
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We have had a recent family bereavement and felt in need of spiritual contemplation. This place did not disappoint - it truly is magnificent. You need to take time to appreciate this celebration of the arts and crafts movement in a religious context.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank margareta633
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Take every visitor to the U.K. here. The aesthetics and history of women’s work versus the landed gentry. A total gem, she far outshines her husband with the perspective of time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WendysWorldinIndia
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Watt's Chapel is quite amazing , well worth a visit , do read about it's construction , a mix of Art Nouveau and Celtic Revival . The Mortuary Chapel in Gothic Revival style . Mary Watt's very original style . Her art and pottery...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Guillaume R
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