Gwennap Pit at Busveal, St Day, Cornwall

Gwennap Pit at Busveal, St Day, Cornwall
Photograph taken June 1998 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: AA98/10218

Tradition has it that this open air venue was created from a collapsed mining pit. It was the scene of 17 sermons given by the Methodist leader John Wesley between 1762 and 1789 and was made a memorial to him in 1806-7.

Location

Cornwall St Day

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

mining memorial religion methodist venue georgian (1714 - 1836)