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The Old Rectory

1 Rectory Street, Epworth DN9 1HX, England
+44 1427 872268
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Fascinating and expertly guided

Just a 300 or 400 metre walk along pavements from Epworth town centre, and with a small off-road... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Steve L
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South Yorkshire, UK
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John Wesley's residence

Great to view the place John Wesley's family lived. Lovely garden, quaint village. Be sure to also... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
salsa1942
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Richardson, Texas
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1 Rectory Street, Epworth DN9 1HX, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just a 300 or 400 metre walk along pavements from Epworth town centre, and with a small off-road car park, the Old Rectory is an attractive building set behind a low wall, and surrounded by fields (one of which had a delightful flock of black...More

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Great to view the place John Wesley's family lived. Lovely garden, quaint village. Be sure to also see the Epworth Church where he preached and the St. Andrews Church where Samuel Wesley preached.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Opening at 1030, we met the efficient and knowledgeable lady guide. Before this we viewed the Physic garden which is well worth a look with the plants marked to show the ailments they "cured" in Wesley`s time. The house is a good size and pretty...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley. The tour guides are dedicated volunteers who will give you a personal tour of the home of the Wesleys. As the founders of Methodism John and Charles are important historical figures and this building as...More

Thank Terry J
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you are treated to an individual experience. The guided tour which you have to have lasted 2 hours and was full of interesting facts and anecdotes. It really was history brought to life! The garden was lovely to walk round...More

Thank Clare R
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is where Methodism began the home of John and Charles Wesley their mother Suzanna and father Samuel. The guided tour is excellent and we had an excellent guide although I cannot remember his name but so knowledgeable The rectory was built in 1709 and...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

On arriving in Epworth the road signs say "Epworth the home of the Wesleys. " This is the actual home. The Old Rectory is on a journey taking the building back to recreate the 18th century feel to the house. Guided by a knowledgeable guide...More

Thank 1949etwall
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Allow plenty of time for your visit, as we were in the house being shown round for over an hour. I loved this house and could move in tomorrow! Our knowledgable guide escorted us through every room, with stories about the Wesley family. I should...More

Thank Millie024
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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
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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
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