Visit Epworth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Epworth, Lincolnshire. Now the administrative centre for the Isle of Axholme, Epworth was the birthplace in 1703 of John Wesley. His brother Charles, who wrote over 6,000 hymns, was born four years later. John was the fifteenth of the nineteen children of Samuel Wesley, who arrived here as rector in 1696 and is buried in the churchyard of St Andrews — the tomb on which John stood to preach night after night in 1742 when he was denied access to the church itself.
The old rectory belongs to the Methodist church and is open to the public, but it is not the famous one which was burned down in 1709 by a furious mob who objected to Samuel Wesley’s political sympathies, and from which John was only rescued a moment before the roof fell in.
In the district there survive remnants of the open-field system of medieval agriculture.
Nearby towns: Doncaster, Gainsborough, Goole, Scunthorpe
Nearby villages: Althorpe, Amcotts, Austerfield, Belton, Blyton, Bottesford, Brumby, Burringham, Crosby, Crowle, East Butterwick, East Ferry, East Stockwith, Finningley, Flixborough, Frodingham, Gunness, Hatfield, Haxey, Keadby, Laughton, Laughton, Messingham, Misson, Misterton, Moorends, Owston Ferry, Pilham, Sandtoft, Scaftworth, Scotter, Scunthorpe, Thorne, Walkeringham, Walkerith, West Butterwick, West Stockwith, Wroot
Have you decided to visit Epworth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Epworth bed and breakfast (a Epworth B&B or Epworth b and b)
- a Epworth guesthouse
- a Epworth hotel (or motel)
- a Epworth self-catering establishment, or
- other Epworth accommodation