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The Old Rectory

1 Rectory Street, Epworth DN9 1HX, England
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Home of the Wesleys

Although this is not the house from which the young John Wesley was plucked, like a 'brand from the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
kishere t
You need to know Wesley

It's an interesting house but not much more. It really is about the Wesley family. My ancestors... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
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1 Rectory Street, Epworth DN9 1HX, England
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Although this is not the house from which the young John Wesley was plucked, like a 'brand from the fire' (the thatched cottage previously on this site) , this is the fine Queen Anne house that Samual Wesley his wife Susannah and ten surviving children...More

1  Thank kishere t
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It's an interesting house but not much more. It really is about the Wesley family. My ancestors were Wesleyan which is why they were encouraged to move to Australia. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable so what I imagined would consume half an hour took...More

1  Thank trooo3
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely couldn't recommend this highly enough, the volunteers were very kind and welcoming, and the tour guide extremely knowledgable!

1  Thank DJBignell
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting and insightful insights into Wesleys' background and upbringing. Guided tour takes about 90 minutes and ours was very pleasant and thorough. Also a little bookshop and garden area.

1  Thank McChi
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Epworth is clearly proud of its links to the Wesley family and the Methodist movement. The whole town proclaims this history, and the Old Rectory is the jewel in the crown. Much attention has been paid to restoring the home with period pieces, including many...More

1  Thank revdlf
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit especially if you have an interest in Wesley as there is quite a lot about his life and the others in the family. Guides are excellent and even offered tea or coffee! Allow about an hour for a visit and make sure...More

1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Took visiting friends as we live locally and have never been. House is architecturally uninspiring, the guided tour was a dull affair. It may have been more interesting if I was a Methodist. That's it really, a largish old house but not stately or in...More

1  Thank travelguide43
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We visited on Wednesday morning and enjoyed the guided tour, very worthwhile experience and the Guide was excellent. The visit brought home everything we have looked forward to in visiting this building.

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Went early Dec on an evening candle light group tour, which was very interesting, with knowledgeable guides in period costumes. The house takes on a different aspect in the flickering light with objects apearing out of the gloom, especially the costumed manikins. The history of...More

1  Thank Cooper-art
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The house is interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The Wesley family lived very differently from modern families. And with many children. But in reality, it is most important to persons in the Wesleyan tradition.

3  Thank beaumont333
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