NEWLYN PREACHING PIT AND STOREHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1141454

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1988

Statutory Address: NEWLYN PREACHING PIT AND STOREHOUSE, CARGOLL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: NEWLYN PREACHING PIT AND STOREHOUSE, CARGOLL ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: St. Newlyn East

National Grid Reference: SW 82421 56338

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History

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Details

ST NEWLYN EAST CARGOLL ROAD SW 85 NW (South side) 1/33 Newlyn Preaching Pit and storehouse.

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Weslyan preaching pit. Late C18 or early C19. Earth and moorstone. An open-air theatre of 7 grades of seats formed in an excavation around a circular orchestra, capable of holding 2000 persons. On east side a pulpit platform of semicircular form springs from the 3rd grade. Upper grades are supported on a Cornish hedge compensating for the fall in ground. Entrance directly off road, through late C19 iron gates with overthrow between incurved stone flanking walls. Within, on left, a storeroom with furnace, rubble stone with slurried slate roof. Entrance in west gable end, and window on south. Interior has remains of hearth and boiler with stack on east gable. Preaching pits found favour with John Wesley for their direct simplicity and egalitarianism after his successful mission to Gwennap mine in 1762. Only three such pits now survive.

Listing NGR: SW8242156338

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 63972

Legacy System: LBS

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