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Fox’s Pulpit, Firbank Fell

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Fox's Pulpit

© YDNPA, 2004,

Fox's Pulpit - plaque

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Fox’s Pulpit, Firbank Fell

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36730

Parish: Sedbergh

OS Grid Reference: SD619937

Dale: Cumbria

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

George Fox, the first Quaker, travelled the north of England in 1652 spreading the word to his new ‘Friends in the Truth’. When he reached Sedbergh in June of that year he visited a ruined chapel on Firbank Fell and preached to more than a thousand people from rocks nearby. This place became known as Fox’s Pulpit. In 1952, the tercentenary year of the founding of the Quaker movement, a plaque was put up with Fox’s own words on it, "Let Your Lives Speak!"
Source:
Rooksby, Donald A (1994) The Man in Leather Breeches. The Quakers in North-west England:1. Colwyn Bay: The Author

Location

From Sedbergh, take A684 to Kendal. After about 2 miles take right hand turn opposite junction with B6256. Site lies on right of road after 1 1/4 miles 50 metres down a footpath.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Sedbergh. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 874 for Cumbria information.

Accessibility

Footpath is rough and uneven in places.


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