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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
Entry Name: Gwennap Pit
Listing Date: 12 September 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1309719
English Heritage Legacy ID: 66900
Location: St. Day, Cornwall, TR16
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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