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The Watts Gallery

A Grade II* Listed Building in Compton, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2214 / 51°13'17"N

Longitude: -0.6289 / 0°37'43"W

OS Eastings: 495849

OS Northings: 147807

OS Grid: SU958478

Mapcode National: GBR FCN.9V4

Mapcode Global: VHFVM.1KWJ

Plus Code: 9C3X69CC+HF

Entry Name: The Watts Gallery

Listing Date: 4 June 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 288324

Also known as: Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

ID on this website: 101188403

Location: Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Civil Parish: Compton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Compton

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

Tagged with: Art museum Independent museum

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3/67 The Watts Gallery

Gallery and house. Built 1903-4 by Christopher Turner to contain the
paintings and sculpture of George Frederick Watts. Roughcast cladding
with tile on edge dressings. Plain tiled roofs, hipped to right end,
flat over central gallery. Central gallery enclosed by half H-shaped
portion with gable ends to south, L-shaped ranges to ends - connected
to main range by two arched loggias. Two storeys to ends and one
storey to centre. Corbelled square stacks with tile on edge decoration
to tops on rear left and rear right of right hand wing. Casement
fenestration leaded to right. One first floor window to each end, two
ground floor windows to left, and one to right. Round arched loggias
with tile on edge impost blocks connecting to gables either side of centre.
Round arched panels to ground floor of gabled bay, with tile on edge
keystones linking with roundels above. Over and around central flat
roof are eight small gables containing lunette windows, two facing east,
four facing south and two facing west. Doors to curator's house on east
end behind loggia and to gallery on west end behind identical loggia.

Listed mainly for historical interest.


Listing NGR: SU9584947807

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