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Ault Hucknall and Rowthorne Well Dressings

Type:Well Dressing

St John the Baptist Church
Ault Hucknall
S44 5QH
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Rowthorne Well Dressing


This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. A picture is created using only natural materials. One well is dressed at Rowthorne but another village nearby shares the same well dressing dates – Ault Hucknall. These wells have been dressed for more than 30 years.

Refreshments available in Ault Hucknall Church and the Young Vanish Inn at Glapwell.

Well Location
Rowthorne – on grass verge outside No1 The Square, Rowthorne Lane (S44 5QQ)
Ault Hucknall – outside St John the Baptist Church, under the ancient yew tree in the Churchyard (S44 5QH)

Blessing Service
Sunday 22 July 2018, approximately 11.30am at St John the Baptist Church (S44 5QH), then at Rowthorne (S44 5QQ)

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted



  • Disabled access


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking - On street parking

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets - At Ault Hucknall Church

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

North/South Leave M1 motorway at Junction 29 and take A617 (signposted Mansfield). Follow road up hill into Glapwell and take first right after Young Vanish Inn (Rowthorne Lane). Follow road for ¾ mile to village and 1 The Square is on right about half way through village. For Ault Hucknall, continue along Rowthorne Lane, past disused entrance to Hardwick Hall and along Dukes Gallop. At T junction turn left (Ault Hucknall Lane). Follow road for ½ mile and Church is on right.

From East Follow A617 through Mansfield to Glapwell. Turn left at crossroads in village just before Young Vanish and follow route from North/South.


From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. Select right lane and, at roundabout, take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). Follow road to junction with M1 motorway (approx 4 miles) and, at roundabout, select right lane and take 3rd exit (A617 signposted Mansfield). Then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield 8 miles away

Pronto bus from Chesterfield town centre to Young Vanish twice per hour

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