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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1342669
English Heritage Legacy ID: 219324
Location: Sandwell, B43
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
SANDWELL MB NEWTON ROAD
SP 09 SW
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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