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Newlyn Preaching Pit

Newlyn Preaching Pit

Cargoll Road
Newlyn East, Cornwall

TR8 5LB

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About Newlyn Preaching Pit

Venue Type: Preaching Pit

Converted Stone Quarry, modified to become an open air Methodist Preaching Pit in 1852, refurbished 2003.

Constructed from earth and moorstone, this open air theatre has 7 grades of seats formed in an excavation around a
circular orchestra, capable of holding 2000 persons.

On the east side a semicircular pulpit platform springs from the 3rd grade.

The upper grades are supported on a Cornish hedge compensating for the fall in the ground.

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.

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