Wesley's Chapel in the late 1800s, c.1899
An unusually complete view of Wesley's Chapel, John Wesley's House, the manse and the courtyard with the statue of John Wesley by Adams Acton dating to the end of the 1800s. Note the boys and workmen to the right of the entrance gates and looking at the photographer. They are standing around what could be a public water pipe, perhaps for fire fighters and horse and commercial use.. Note also the cupola (or small turret) on top of the Chapel roof. This was installed in the mid 1800s to help vent the Chapel after gaslighting was introduced. The cupola was removed in the refurbishment works at Wesley's Chapel in the 1970s.