GWENNAP PIT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1309719
Date first listed:
12-Sep-1989
Statutory Address:
GWENNAP PIT

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Location

Statutory Address:
GWENNAP PIT

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Day
National Grid Reference:
SW 71717 41761

Details

ST DAY BUSVEAL SW 74 SW 6/335 Gwennap Pit GV II* 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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
66900
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Shaw, T, A History of Cornish Methodism, (1967)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 23 Oct 2003
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