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The Watts Gallery, Compton

Description: The Watts Gallery

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 June 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 288324

OS Grid Reference: SU9584947807
OS Grid Coordinates: 495849, 147807
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2214, -0.6289

Location: Down Lane, Compton, Surrey GU3 1DH

Locality: Compton
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU3 1DH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman villa N of Limnerslease, Down Lane, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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