Main Entrance, Compton Cemetery Chapel, Compton, by Mary Seton Fraser Tytler Watts and citizens of Compton. 1898. [Click on these images for larger pictures.]

Female heads from above doorway.

Terracotta decoration on left spandrel: two angels playing harps and another blowing a trumpet, stars of David, fish, interlocking hands and arms. As Arthur Mee points out, "Indoors and out the burial chapel is covered with mystic symbols. The great frieze running round the outside walls suggests in symbolical ways the idea of the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Scenes of angel faces look down, and there is a charming band of faces in the triple arch of the doorway" (80).

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and operspective correction 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.

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