Epworth Old Rectory, Epworth, Lincolnshire, DN9 1HX

Enjoy a free tour of Epworth Old Rectory led by knowledgeable guides who will bring the house to life for you. Built in 1709 this was the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley and their seven sisters. You can learn about life in an early 18th century rectory and how the family survived somewhat difficult circumstances. This was where the Wesleys first received their inspiration to be disciplined and methodical from their mother Susanna Wesley. Children can dress up in early 18th century costume and pretend to be Susanna Wesley's children learning on slates in her kitchen.

This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.


Only the ground floor is currently accessible for wheelchairs. The gardens are fully accessible.

Additional information

You can also explore the Physic Garden as well as other garden areas, the Rectory shop and a second hand book sale, also an introductory DVD.


3 miles south of the M180 off the A161, through the town of Epworth on the road to Owston Ferry.



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Date last modified: 27th May 2014 at 12:37

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