Watts Memorial

Watts Memorial, Cloisters near the Compton Cemetery Chapel, Compton, by Mary Seton Fraser Tytler Watts (1850-1938). 1898. [Click on this image and those below for larger pictures.]

Mary Watts placed these memorial cloisters up on the slope above the chapel, apparently inspired by the covered memorial in Postman's Park, for which her husband had been responsible. They are much more substantial and impressive, but the memorial plaques on the wall inside are less poignant. Of course, this memorial to Watts takes pride of place, with a plaque to Mary herself above it. The family grave of the Huxleys, including Leonard and Aldous, is situated a little lower down the slope [JB].

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Text and third photograph by Jacqueline Banerjee. Other photographs by Robert Freidus. Formatting by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Arthur Mee, ed. The King's England: Surrey: London's Southern Neighbour. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1938.

Last modified 28 August 2006