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|Elevation||310 m (1,020 ft)|
|Location||Lake District, England|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 97|
Fox described what happened there on 13 June 1652 in this way:
While others were gone to dinner, I went to a brook, got a little water, and then came and sat down on the top of a rock hard by the chapel. In the afternoon the people gathered about me, with several of their preachers. It was judged there were above a thousand people; to whom I declared God's everlasting truth and Word of life freely and largely for about the space of three hours.
Because of Fox's preaching there, the site is sometimes called "Fox's Pulpit." A plaque on the rock there commemorates the event, which is sometimes considered the beginning of the Friends movement.
Firbank Fell is now immortalised as a place of Quaker history in one of the four houses at the Quaker school Bootham School.
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