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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 World Heritage Site.

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

Worship services
Sunday summer services (see

Also nearby
Innis Chapel, formerly Bible Christian



St Day
Cornwall TR16 5HH

Pit: daily all year round.
Visitor Centre: Easter then Spring Bank Holiday to end Sept, Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm and Sat 10am-1pm. All other times throughout the year by arrangement.

Tel: 01209 820013

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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