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Chest Tomb to Samuel Wesley Approximately 3 Metres South of Chancel of Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Epworth, North Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5269 / 53°31'36"N

Longitude: -0.819 / 0°49'8"W

OS Eastings: 478387

OS Northings: 404004

OS Grid: SE783040

Mapcode National: GBR QWQN.HF

Mapcode Global: WHFFC.DM73

Plus Code: 9C5XG5GJ+PC

Entry Name: Chest Tomb to Samuel Wesley Approximately 3 Metres South of Chancel of Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 10 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1083273

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165125

Location: Epworth, North Lincolnshire, DN9

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Epworth

Built-Up Area: Epworth

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Epworth St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Chest tomb to Samuel
Wesley approximately
3 metres south of chancel
of Church of St Andrew


Chest tomb. 1735 graveslab, recut 1819, with later C19 chest and enclosure,
restored in 1953. Ashlar, wrought-iron railings. Inscribed stone to Samuel
Wesley of 1735, on moulded ashlar chest in enclosure with ashlar base and
low decorative wrought-iron railings. Inscription on east side of chest
records 1953 renovations by Tyas Guest Swinton. Samuel Wesley, Rector of
Epworth from 1696 to his death in 1735, was father of John and Charles
Wesley. During Whitsun week in June 1742, when not allowed to officiate
within the church, John Wesley preached every evening from his father's
tomb. Included for historical interest. W Read, History of the Isle of
Axholme, 1858, pp 191, 212; Church Guide, 1984, pp 7, 11.

Listing NGR: SE7838704004

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