Epworth Villa

Weymouth, Devon


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As a well-known holiday destination, particularly for sailing for which Weymouth was the base during the 2012 London Olympic Games, the town has numerous parks, wildlife and Sealife centres, and leisure and shopping opportunities.

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John Wesley recorded in his journal: "Friday 6th September 1776 – I preached at the new house in Melcombe, to as many as it would well contain".

In the eighteenth-century Weymouth was known as Melcombe Regis and became a popular destination for King George III. The Georgian house now called 'Epworth Villa' has been identified as Weymouth's first Methodist meeting house. The Southampton Methodist District Archivist was pleased to be able to work with the owners to establish Epworth Villa's history and then to arrange to fix and unveil a commemorative blue plaque on the property in November 2013 in the presence of His Worship the Mayor of Weymouth.