Welcome to Epworth Old Rectory

A visit to this impressive Grade 1 listed Old Rectory built in Queen Anne style in 1709, will transport you back to life in the early 18th century and introduce you to the remarkable family who lived there.

This is the home in which the Rector of the parish of St. Andrew, Epworth, Samuel Wesley and his wife Susanna brought up their sons, John and Charles Wesley, who went on to develop the Methodist movement, with their seven sisters and elder brother Samuel.

The Grounds

The Rectory is set in peaceful grounds. Some is still maintained as a croft where heritage breeds of livestock graze. There is also an established lawn area, perfect for picnics, a heritage orchard and wildflower garden, a vegetable area and the Physic Garden. Here the plants that John Wesley used in his book of home-spun remedies 'Primitive Physic' are growing click here for more information.

Come and visit the Old Rectory and see how the Wesley family lived and learn about the influences of their early life here. The history of 18th century England is brought to life here and you can learn about the huge influence the Wesleys had on it.


Epworth Old Rectory, 1 Rectory Street, Epworth,
North Lincolnshire DN9 1HX
Telephone: 01427 872268
Registered Charity Number: 1140335