Wesley's Chapel Manse, c. 1970s
A black and white view of the manse at Wesley's Chapel. The manse was built in the 1890s to provide more spacious accommodation than John Wesley's House, and also to provide more privacy to the minister and his family. By the late 1800s, there were many visitors who wanted to see Wesley's House and the 'relics' in the house - objects associated with John Wesley, the family and early Methodism. This impacted on the life of the inhabitants. Finally, it was decided to build a new manse to the left of the site entrance gate. Like the Chapel, the house was built in yellow brick and in Italianate style fashionable at the time.