image for Well in the Making item typeHolymoorside Well Dressing under Construction at Holymoorside

Well in the Making, Sat 19 - Tue 22 Aug 2017, free entry

Holymoorside Well Dressing

Holymoorside Well Dressing


Audrey Broderick

01246 567314


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


Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers at work. Visitors are invited to watch and ask questions.

Once the subject for the well dressing design is selected – an anniversary or celebration – the team meets to prepare the drawings. Flowers and other natural materials are donated from gardens in Holymoorside, and some are found in the hedgerows around the village. The well dressers in Holymoorside use whole flower heads and seedheads rather than individual petals to dress their well.

The well is dressed in a stone structure on Cotton Mill Hill, across from the Recreation Ground (near the Bull's Head pub) S42 7EJ

On-site cateringPostboxTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 - Tue 22 Aug 2017 09:00 to 18:00


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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