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Millthorpe Well Dressing

Type:Well Dressing

Royal Oak
Cordwell Lane
S18 7WJ
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Millthorpe Well Dressing


The ancient custom of Well Dressing is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. The picture is drawn on paper and smoothed over the clay. The paper is gradually removed as petals etc are inserted.

Well Location
Outside Royal Oak at the bottom of Millthorpe Lane. (S18 7WJ)

Blessing Service
Friday 13 July 2018, 7.30pm at the well site

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted



  • Disabled access


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted

Opening Times

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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 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 roundabout. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051). Follow road to Barlow (approx 3 miles). Continue through Barlow village into Millthorpe (approx 1½ miles).


From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway. 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 into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights. Follow road straight on through all traffic lights. At roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit passing multi storey car park on left. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051), then follow directions from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 5 miles away

Bus 16 or 16A from Chesterfield town centre, one per hour

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