It is said that when Mary Watts was concerned by the ugly appearance of her Aunt's grave and from this developed the idea of producing ornate gravestones from terracotta.
Many of those who helped to build and decorate the Chapel itself are buried in the cemetery, as is George Frederick Watts (memorial as seen on the left) and Mary Watts.
Additionally the writer Aldous Huxley, most famous for the novel ‘Brave New World’, is also buried here. This is known as The Huxley family grave as a number of the family are buried here.
Lord & Lady Boston who made financial as well as literary contributions also rest here.
The Chapel is a unique memorial to the villagers and apprentice potters who were part of the Arts & Crafts movement at that time.
When visiting we ask you to respect that this is still the village cemetery and is sometimes used as such.