Sunday 3 March 2019

arts & crafts

Hazel Terry of The Art Room Plant provides an exquisite and circumspect tour of the Watts Memorial Mortuary Chapel in the village cemetery of Compton in Surrey that an absolute gem, inside and out of Celtic Revival style filtered through Art Nouveau and Romanesque influences. Beginning construction of a chapel for a new cemetery on the commission of the parish council in 1896, work was overseen by local artist in residence Mary Fraser-Tytler but virtually the entire village—many of whom were precarious-employed as agricultural workers—took part. Much more to explore at the link above.