The Watts Chapel Cemetary has recently been given Grade II* listing status by English Heritage. This will give it protection in the planning system and safeguard it for future generations.
Watts Gallery's Curator Dr Nicholas Tromans commented:
'This listing of the Cemetery is recognition of its very special status as a place where landscape, art and remembrance are blended in a very beautiful way. G.F. and Mary Watts both rest here, as do many other people close to the Gallery at different times over its history. That the Cemetery is now itself seen as a place with a unique heritage that deserves to be protected brings it into an even closer relationship with the Gallery and Limnerslease where the Watts heritage is also preserved and valued, and where it inspires new generations.'
Click here to visit the English Heritage website and find out more.