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Bishop Asbury's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in West Bromwich (East), Sandwell

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Latitude: 52.5431 / 52°32'35"N

Longitude: -1.955 / 1°57'17"W

OS Eastings: 403149

OS Northings: 293918

OS Grid: SP031939

Mapcode National: GBR 2MK.57

Mapcode Global: VH9YP.2BBS

Entry Name: Bishop Asbury's Cottage

Listing Date: 23 September 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219324

Location: Sandwell, B43

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Newton

Built-Up Area: West Bromwich (East)

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Great Barr St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SP 09 SW
Great Barr
5/112 Bishop Asbury's Cottage

House, now museum. Probably c1700. Brick with tile roof and rendered plinth.
One storey with attic, two bays. Windows are casements with glazing bars.
On the ground floor they have segmental heads. The attic is lit by dormers.
Straight-joints suggest that the ground floor windows have been altered.
Doorway at right, with segmental head. Interior: the right hand room has
a chamfered axial beam and an inglenook with chamfered bressummer. History:
Francis Asbury (1745-1816) lived in the house during his boyhood. In 1771
he emigrated to America, travelled extensively preaching the Methodist message,
and in 1784 was made one of two superintendents, or bishops, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church of America. (VCH, p 4).

Listing NGR: SP0314993918

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