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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
Entry Name: The Watts Gallery
Listing Date: 4 June 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1188403
English Heritage Legacy ID: 288324
Location: Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3
Civil Parish: Compton
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Compton
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
SU 94 NE COMPTON C.P. DOWN LANE
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.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p 170.
Listing NGR: SU9584947807
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