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Well Dressing, Sat 1 - Mon 3 Jul 2017, free entry

Wessington Well Dressing

Wessington Well Dressing


Sue Ingram

01773 833063


Matlock Road,
DE55 6DS

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Sat 1 - Mon 3 Jul Wessington Well Dressing


This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. Wessington has natural wells on its main Village Green which were still used in the 1950's. It also has a Nature Reserve which is a Site of Special Importance as declared by English Nature. The village dresses 5 wells. Refreshments will be available all weekend at Christ Church and the Horse and Jockey pub.

Well Locations
Moses Well on Village Green (DE55 6DQ )
Jubilee Well on Village Green (DE55 6DQ)
Phillip’s Well on Village Green
Tea Well at Wessington Primary School, children (DE55 6DQ)
Outside Christ Church (DE55 6DP)

Blessing Service
Saturday 1 July 2017
10am at Christ Church (DE55 6DP)

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 - Mon 3 Jul 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted.



See location of Wessington 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 28 and take A38 signposted Ripley and Derby. Leave by 3rd slip road (approx 4 miles) and come up to roundabout. Take 3rd exit (A61 signposted Chesterfield). About 100 yards down road, turn left (A615 signposted Matlock). Follow road to traffic lights and turn right. Take first left turning 200 yards down road (A615). Follow road into Wessington (approx 1½ miles).

From East
Follow A617 to motorway roundabout and take 1st exit (M1 south). Leave M1 at next junction (28), then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A6 to Matlock. At roundabout take A615 signposted Alfreton. Follow A615 out of Matlock to Tansley (approx 2 miles). Continue on A615 through Tansley to Wessington (aprox 3 miles).


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