House clearance in Compton
Few little facts about Compton
The village of Compton, Surrey, is situated between Godalming and Guildford.Compton appears in Domesday Book as Conton(e). It was held by Walter, son of Othere.
A significant building in the village is St Nicholas Church which contains one of the oldest surviving carved Norman screens.The building represents 900 years of history.The basic structure, including the tower, is Saxon but it has been much altered over the centuries.
One of Compton’s best known residents was the painter George Frederic Watts who lived at a house called "Limnerslease", close to which the Watts Gallery, dedicated to his work, was built. The gallery is open to visitors. After his death, Watts Mortuary Chapel and cloister designed by his wife Mary Seton Watts née Mary Fraser-Tytler were built on a hill overlooking the village.