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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1309719



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Day

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1989

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 66900

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SW 71717 41761


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