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Dore Well Dressing

Type:Well Dressing

Village Green
South Yorkshire
S17 3GU
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Dore Well Dressing


This ancient custom is all but unique to Derbyshire. Before the county boundaries were moved in, Dore was in Derbyshire but today it's in South Yorkshire and still dresses wells – this is the 49th year that Dore villagers have been dressing wells. The small well is done by older girl guides.

There are two cafes and two pubs in the village and, on Sunday after the service the Church Hall is open for cream teas (just follow the signposts).

Well Locations
Main well, Village Green – take road at side of Hare and Hounds Pub (Savage Lane) and Village Green is approx 200 yards down on left at junction with Vicarage Lane
Small well, corner of Causeway Road and Devonshire Terrace Road

Blessing Service
Sunday 8 July 2018, at 3pm on Dore Village Green (S17 3GU)

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted



  • Disabled access


  • On-site catering


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and take 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), select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (Little Chef), select middle lane and take 3rd exit (A61). Follow A61 for approx 4½ miles and, at roundabout, stay in left lane and take 1st exit. Keep in left lane and, at next roundabout take 1st exit (B6054, Greenhill Main Road). At next roundabout take 2nd exit (B6054, Greenhill Parkway). Follow road for ¾ mile then turn right onto Twentywell Lane. Follow road to its end and turn right on Abbeydale Road South. Take 2nd left turn onto Dore Road. Follow road for 1 mile and turn left down High Street. Hare and Hounds is on left a short way down the road.


From East Take A617 to M1 motorway junction, take 3rd exit to Chesterfield then follow directions from North/South.


From West Take A623 to Calver. At Calver Crossroads traffic lights turn left (A625), then right (signposted Froggatt). Follow A625 through Froggatt, continue on A625 and pass Grouse Inn on left. Continue for another mile to junction and turn left (A625). In just under ½ mile, turn right onto Stony Ridge Road (A625). In just under 1 mile, turn right to stay on A625. Follow road for 2 miles and, at crossroads, turn right into Cross Lane. Follow road to Causeway Head Road.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Dore and Totley, 1¼ miles away

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