Winterbourne HouseThis charming and attractive house dates back to at least 1698. In 1778 the property was conveyed to Mrs Elizabeth Fry. Soon after that date John Wesley commenced his frequent visits over a number of years.
In his journal dated September 17th 1787, John Wesley wrote:
"I preached at Winterbourne on the foundation of a New Preaching House". This was Salem Chapel at Watleys End which was registered on January 29th 1796.
Sir Henry White Smith purchased the property in 1919.
Winterbourne House became The Collegiate School. It is now The Silverhill School.
Illustration by Brian Sanders