Mapping Methodism – Mawnan Wesleyan nonconformist Meeting room

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Mawnan Smith is approximately three miles south of Falmouth. This profile of Mawnan Smith Wesleyan nonconformist Meeting room has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell.


Mawnan nonconformist Meeting room, Wesley Cottage, is next to Mawnan Methodist Church.

Dwelling of C18 or earlier. Originally a small farmhouse. Rendered cob upon a shallow slate plinth with a stepped rubble-stone external chimney breast to east. Remnants of original nonconformist meeting house almost certainly C17 recently incorporated into main building, and therefore of particular local historic interest. C19 12-pane horizontal sliding sash windows to front.

Extant Post Medieval stone plaque marking the Old Meeting House and the place where John Wesley stayed c.1750. Affixed to the external, street-facing wall of Wesley Cottage. The inscription in black lettering reads: ‘WESLEY COTTAGE PART OF THIS BUILDING IS MAWNAN’S ‘OLD MEETING HOUSE’ AND WHERE JOHN WESLEY IS SAID TO HAVE STAYED c.1750′ (1). (Cornwall Heritage Gateway)

The Plaque (Photo: Tristan Ball)

Wesley Cottage (Photo: Tristan Ball)

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