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Gwennap Pit

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Day, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2317 / 50°13'54"N

Longitude: -5.2023 / 5°12'8"W

OS Eastings: 171717

OS Northings: 41761

OS Grid: SW717417

Mapcode National: GBR Z4.QJK5

Mapcode Global: VH12K.SF3R

Plus Code: 9C2P6QJX+M3

Entry Name: Gwennap Pit

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309719

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66900

ID on this website: 101309719

Location: Busveal, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Day

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Day

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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6/335 Gwennap Pit
Methodist open air meeting place. 1762, remodelled in 1806. Conical pit made in
fallen-in mine shaft which was used by John Wesley for preaching in 1762, and
remodelled and reduced in size in 1806, to 360 feet circumference and 16 feet
depth, with 13 circles of tufted seating faced with random rubble. On the west
side a flight of segmental steps is built into the terraces, and to the north round
the 4th step down is a pair of stone posts with a rectangular boulder between
them (probably the "pulpit"). Used for Whit Monday services annually from 1807
to 1966. Reference: Thomas Shaw A History of Cornish Methodism (1967).

Listing NGR: SW7171741761

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