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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. Please note. This map is based on the postcode and only shows the approximate location
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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