About Worsell Manor
Over 300 Years of History
Worsell Manor has an incredible history and a new life thanks to the loving restoration by its current owners. The estate was granted in 1683 and was a favored stopping ground for George Washington who enjoyed the parties thrown at this elegant and intimate property still nestled in natural woodlands and ag preserved lands.
A New Chapter
In its new life Worsell Manor has been designed as a unique wedding venue for brides who seek a rustic setting (The Manor Property has a killer high ceiling-ed barn) and the elegance of a heritage manor house. The manor house has a state of the art kitchen and spacious front foyer with the 1st floor featuring a bar room off the kitchen.
The owners are also presenting a series of signature events. The Barn at Worsell Manor hosts a series of fabulous musical concerts.
Worsell Manor is within 1.5 hours driving distance to major mid-Atlantic cities and just 10 minutes from Middletown, Delaware.
Worsell Manor dates from the earliest days of American history. The first record we have of the name is found in the original survey of 1000 acres surveyed October 10, 1683 for Major Peter Sayer on the south side of Bohemia River and on the east side of a branch of Smith’s Creek.
The name, Worsell Manor, appears to trace its origin back to the vicinity of Warwick, England, the family home of the noted Heath family, early owners of Worsell Manor in America.
The records show that Col. Sayer was a friend and confidant of the third Lord Baltimore. Sayer was particularly sensitive to the strife existing between various religious and other factions within the Province in those early days. His Worsell Manor was considered a religious haven at certain times.
According to architectural historians, Worsell Manor is one of the finest remaining early Georgian houses in Cecil County. |see theses by John Howard pages 19, 97, 100, 104, 106 Origins and Architecture of Great House Plantations