Watts Chapel

Watts Chapel, Guildford

Watts Chapel
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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JAHPHFJP
Graffham, UK195 contributions
Stunning chapel
Jul 2021 • Couples
Jaw dropping beauty, and it is free to get in.
This chapel is stunning, the walls are completely covered in angels and other decoration. A feast for the eyes
Written 23 July 2021
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Flamingo64
London, UK45 contributions
Small but mighty!
Oct 2020 • Friends
Stunning place. Tiny but mighty impact.
The intricate detail is breathtaking. The work is unlike anything seen before. The colours and pattern is fabulous. The outside is just as lovely and detailed.

Set in beautiful place. Cemetery is immaculate. Its well kept.

Some of the old gravestones are beautiful and match the brickwork of the chapel.
Written 15 October 2020
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Peter C
Bedford, UK73 contributions
Fascinating Church
Sep 2020
Such an interesting building and very much of the Arts and Crafts Period. Use of Terracotta throughout made it different in every respect. A must visit if in the area.
Written 4 October 2020
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grahamgaunlett
29 contributions
Amazing vist
Jan 2020
Quite an unusual chapel with a lot of history . The art itself is very interesting. After your visit in the chapel go to the rear of the chapel and spend a few moments looking from the top of the hill the views across the fields towards godalming lovely
Written 12 April 2020
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alison b
leatherhead24 contributions
Do not miss this!
Nov 2019 • Family
Brilliant, entirely unique... A church like no other. No nave aisle altar and no jesus. Almost no god! A female space, with angels and cherubs, exquisite painting outside and incredible brickwork outside. An original treasure which holds its own against anything you will find in Europe. Also... Its free. And with luck you will be the only ones there.
Written 18 January 2020
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Linda R
London, UK24 contributions
Art Nouveau meets community at its finest
Nov 2019
This is a true gem, celebrating celtic and community, art and shared practice. A wonderful museum and chapel. Well worth the visit
Written 5 January 2020
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gordonilla
Hillingdon, UK637 contributions
A visit to both Chapel and Gallery
Dec 2019
It was not the first time we visited the chapel. This visit, sadly, saw the building shrouded in scaffold and one of the pathways was blocked by the equipment. The Grade 1 listed chapel was designed by Mary Watts.

The interior is very interesting and is in line with the work of the Arts & Crafts movement. The interior is well designed and the building functions as a Mortuary Chapel, so please be mindful of this fact.
Written 31 December 2019
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Sarah Croydon-Smith
Guildford, UK16 contributions
Stunning
Sep 2019
This is such a beautiful little church. So unusual as well - a proper little gem. The views at the top are gorgeous. Free to pop in.
Written 29 November 2019
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roger h
Guildford, UK206 contributions
Arts and Crafts delight
Oct 2019
Easily combined with a visit to Watts Gallery, both exterior and interior are extraordinary and well worth half-an-hour's visit. Ornate moulded brickwork outside, and stunning artwork inside.
Written 27 November 2019
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williammhartley
Alderley Edge, UK5 contributions
Stunning internal decoration
Nov 2019
If you are in this area this is not to be missed. The chapel, reached up a steep brick path, is outwardly a little offputting having a brick exterior. Inside, it is a "wow" with fantastic ceramic decoration designed by Mary Watts. The colours have not faded. We preferred this to the Watts Gallery up the road
Written 7 November 2019
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Watts Chapel is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00