image for Well Dressing item typeHolymoorside (nr Chesterfield) Well Dressing at Holymoorside

    Well Dressing, Fri 22 Aug - Thu 4 Sep 2014, free entry

    Holymoorside Well Dressing

    Holymoorside Well Dressing

    Holymoorside Well Dressing

    Holymoorside Well Dressing




    Audrey Broderick

    01246 567314


    S42 7EJ

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Fri 22 Aug - Thu 4 Sep Holymoorside (nr Chesterfield) Well Dressing
    Thu 21 Aug - Sun 7 Sep Holymoorside and Walton Scarecrow Trail


    This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Holymoorside 3 wells are dressed. The Holymoorside well dressers use whole flower heads to dress their wells rather than flower petals. At night the wells are illuminated using floodlights. Photographs and a very informative book are available at the well.

    Well Locations
    Main Well is sited in a stone structure next to Cotton Mill Hill, across from the Recreation Ground (near the Bull's Head pub).
    Childrens' wells sited beside the main well.

    Blessing Service
    Thursday 21 August 2014, 7 pm at the wells (S42 7EJ)

    Nearest Visitor Information Centre
    Chesterfield (Tel: 01246 345777/8)

    On-site cateringPostboxTelephone (public)

    Children welcomeDisabled access

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Fri 22 Aug - Thu 4 Sep 2014 09:00 to 23:00


    Free entry

    Donations gratefully accepted.



    See location of Holymoorside on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SK 384711  Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613

    From North/South
    Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at next roundabout take 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights select middle lane and go straight on. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) take 2nd exit (A619). At next roundabout (Morrison's) select right hand lane and take 2nd exit (A619). Follow road for approx ½ mile and at traffic lights select left lane and go straight on (A619). Follow A619 for approx 1½ miles into 'national speed limit' zone and take next left turn signposted Holymoorside. Follow road for approx 1 mile into village.

    From East
    Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/South.

    From West
    Follow A619 towards Chesterfield. Pass Robin Hood pub on left and Highwayman Pub on right. Descend hill (road splits into 3 lanes). Pass petrol station on left and take next right signposted Holymoorside. Follow road for approx 1 mile into village.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Chesterfield station


    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
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