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Gwennap Pit

Depression in ground, possibly created by mining activities, where John Wesley preached on 18 occasions from 1762 to 1789. Remodelled in memory of Wesley into today's terraced 'amphitheatre' in 1806.

Concrete and mosaic interpretation panels were added near the entrance in 1983–5. Adjoining Busveal Chapel (1836) has pictures, exhibition panels and visitor centre. Part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (aka Cornish Mining) World Heritage Site.

Additional visitor information
Access for disabled visitors to visitor centre only.
Coach parking available, please advise in advance.

Worship services
Annual Pentecost Service at 3pm. See website for other services throughout the year. 

Also nearby
Innis Chapel, formerly Bible Christian.



St Day
Cornwall TR16 5HH

Pit: daily all year round.
Visitor Centre: 1 June - 20 September, Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm. All other times of the year by arrangement.

Tel: 01209 213657 / 822770

Getting there: OS: SW717415; SATNAV: TR16 5HH
Car: 2 miles from Redruth via St Day Road, or follow brown tourist signs from the A30 at Scorrier.
Bus: Nearest bus to St Day, one mile away.
Train: Train service to Redruth.

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