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Old Whittington Well Dressing

Type:Well Dressing

Church Street North
Old Whittington
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 9QP
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Old Whittington Well Dressing

About

An ancient custom that's only found in Derbyshire. At its simplest, well dressing is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Old Whittington has been well dressing since 1988. It takes a team of 12 people working every day for five days to complete the well.

Well Location
Outside St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Street North (S41 9QP)
Two or three children’s well dressings inside the Church

Blessing Service
Friday 29 June 2018, 7pm at St Bartholomew's Church, Church Street North (S41 9QP)

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted

Facilities

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted

Children

  • Children welcome

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Parking

  • Free Parking - On street parking

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Opening Times

Season (30 June 2018 - 7 July 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 19:00

* Blessing Service
Friday 29 June 2018, 7pm at St Bartholomew's Church, Church Street North (S41 9QP)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right-hand lane and take 4th exit (A61). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (Little Chef) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (B6052). Go under bridge and follow road up hill into Old Whittington. Pass the row of shops on the right and take the next left into Church Street North. Follow road to Church.

 

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

 

From West Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep in left lane and, as approach roundabout, select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61), then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Neares train staion Chesterfield, 2½ miles away

Bus 25, 50 or 50A from Chesterfield town centre

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