Small illustration of Epworth Rectory, Epworth, Lincolnshire, John Wesley's childhood home.
Originally a large thatched building dating to at least the 1600s, the Rectory burnt down in a catastrophic fire in 1709. It was rebuilt in brick by John Wesley's father, Samuel Wesley (1662-1735), at near ruinous expense.
One of a set of three framed small prints in the Collection illustrating buildings with a close connection to Methodism's founder, John Wesley (1703-1791). See also 1992/137/8 and 1992/137/9.