image for Well Dressing item typeBarlow (nr Chesterfield) Well Dressing at Barlow

    Well Dressing, Wed 13 - Tue 19 Aug 2014, free entry

    Well Dressing (main well), Barlow

    Well Dressing (main well), Barlow

    Barlow Well Dressing (Chapel well)

    Barlow Well Dressing (Chapel well)

    Barlow Flower Festival

    Barlow Flower Festival


    S18 7SJ

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    date event
    Wed 13 - Tue 19 Aug Barlow (nr Chesterfield) Well Dressing
    Sat 16 Aug Barlow Carnival


    An ancient custom only found in Derbyshire. The villagers claim that well dressing began in Barlow in Elizabethan times, although this can't be confirmed. Our well dressers use whole flower heads, rather than individual petals, to cover the clay more quickly. When you look at the size of our well dressings, you can see why!

    Well Locations
    Hackney Lane, opposite the Old Pump pub (Main Well)
    Outside Methodist Church, Chapel Hill
    Valley Road, opposite The Trout pub

    All wells sited on B6051 and all are floodlit

    Blessing Service
    Wednesday 13 August 2014, 6.30 pm at St Lawrence Church on B6051, Hackney Lane, Barlow (S18 7TD)

    Nearest Tourist Information Centre
    Chesterfield Tel: 01246 345777/8

    For further details see

    Gift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxTelephone (public)

    Children welcomeDisabled access

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Wed 13 - Tue 19 Aug 2014 09:00 to 22:00


    Free entry

    Donations gratefully accepted.



    See location of Barlow on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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

    From North/South
    Leave M1 at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit. Keep in right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round Crooked Spire Church. Select right hand lane. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep to right hand lane as approach large roundabout with car park in middle. Follow signs to Sheffield round the roundabout. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road). Follow road (going straight on at all mini roundabouts) to traffic lights. Select right lane and go straight on. Follow road for approx 2½ miles to Barlow.

    From East
    Take A617 to Chesterfield then follow route from North/South.

    From West
    Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit, turning left onto Rutland Road. Select right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights. Follow road straight on through traffic lights. At roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit passing multi-storey car park. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road), then follow route from North/South.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Chesterfield station


    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
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