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Coal Aston Well Dressing under Construction

Type:Well in the Making

Coal Aston Village Hall
Eckington Road
Coal Aston
Dronfield
Derbyshire
S18 3AX
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Tel01246 414746

Dressing Coal Aston Well

About

Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers at work.

The design is drawn on paper then traced through onto a draughtsman’s drawing sheet. This is laid over the wet clay and taped securely to the frame. Small areas of drawing sheet are cut away with a craft knife to work directly on the clay, leaving the remaining in place to retain as much moisture as possible. It also saves the time-consuming exercise of edging all the shapes.

Only natural materials are used – plants, pebbles, shells, sheep’s’ wool, coal, seeds, cones, etc.

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking - Coal Aston Village Hall Car Park

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Public toilets

Opening Times

Season (1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Thursday10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 20:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00

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 signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (James Cycles) take 3rd exit (A61). Follow A61 to next roundabout (approx 4 miles) and take 2nd exit B6057. At next roundabout take 3rd exit B6158 (Dyche Lane) towards Coal Aston. After passing BP garage turn left at mini roundabout (Eckington Road) into village.

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. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. Stay in left lane but, at roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61), then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Dronfield, 1½ miles away

Bus number 44 from Chesterfield town centre, one per hour

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