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Barlow Well Dressing

Type:Well Dressing

Hackney Lane
S18 7SJ
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Tel01246 550152

Tel07749 287834

Barlow Well Dressing 2017


This ancient custom is all but unique to Derbyshire. It's the art of decorating wells and springs with pictures made using only natural materials. Barlow is unusual in that whole flowers rather than individual petals are used in the creation of their Well Dressings. This works because the Wells in Barlow are very large so using individual petals would be very time consuming!

Well Locations:
Main well, Hackney Lane, opposite Peacock Pub (S18 7TD)
Outside Methodist Chapel on Millcross Lane (S18 7SN)
Valley Road, across road from Tickled Trout (S18 7SG)

Blessing service:
6.30pm on 14 August 2019 at St Lawrence Church, Hackney Lane, S18 7TD

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted.



  • Disabled access - All wells in Barlow are on the Main Road.


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking - On street parking only.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Opening Times

Season (14 Aug 2019 - 20 Aug 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 22:00

* Blessing service 6.30pm, 15 August 2018 at St Lawrence Church, S18 7TD
Wells floodlit

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit. Keep in right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round Crooked Spire Church. Select right hand lane. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep to right hand lane as approach large roundabout with car park in middle. Follow signs to Sheffield round the roundabout. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road). Follow road (going straight on at all mini roundabouts) to traffic lights. Select right lane and go straight on. Follow road for approx 2½ miles to Barlow. First well dressing opposite the Peacock Pub.


From East Take A617 to Chesterfield then follow route from North/South.


From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit, turning left onto Rutland Road. Select right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights. Follow road straight on through traffic lights. At roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road), then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield 3½ miles

Bus number 16 from Chesterfield town centre, one per hour (limited Sunday service)

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Barlow, DronfieldA friendly village in beautiful walking country with 3 good pubs, 2 of which serve excellent food. Barlow is much loved by anglers because of the Barlow Trout Fishery. Visit Barlow in August for the Carnival and the Well Dressing.

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