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Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre

01246 345777/8


S42 7EJ

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 19 - Tue 22 Aug Holymoorside Well Dressing under Construction
Wed 23 Aug - Sun 10 Sep Holymoorside Well Dressing


Holymoorside is framed by the purple moorlands of the Peak District and yet is just a few minutes' drive from Chesterfield. Now a peaceful village, 100 years ago it was very different. The village was a hive of industry with farmers, quarrymen, lead miners and smelters and trades including besom makers and a taxidermist!

The cupola on Stone Edge is Britain's oldest free standing chimney. Built in 1770, the cupola is proof that lead production was carried on in Holymoorside. Cotton making was also a mainstay of the village's industry. Many women and girls were employed at Manlove's cotton thread mills in the 19th Century. All that remains today are the names - Cotton Mill Hill and Dye Mill Yard.

The village school was built in 1874, largely at the expense of the mill owners, the Manloves, but has since been replaced by a new primary school on a new site.

Today, Holymoorside has three churches and two pubs, the Lamb and the Bull's Head which has a good reputation for food. There are a number of pretty walks through woodlands, over fields or up the hill to Stone Edge.

On-site cateringPostboxTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Open all day, every day



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
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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