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Wessington Well Dressing

Type:Well Dressing

Christ Church
Matlock Road
DE55 6DP
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Wessington Well Dressing


This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. Wessington has natural wells on its main Village Green which were still used in the 1950's. It also has a Nature Reserve which is a Site of Special Importance as declared by English Nature. The village dresses 5 wells. Refreshments will be available all weekend at Christ Church and the Horse and Jockey pub.

Well Locations
Moses Well on Village Green (DE55 6DQ )
Jubilee Well on Village Green
Phillip's Well on Village Green
Tea Well on Village Green (children’s well)
Outside Christ Church (DE55 6DP)

Blessing Service
Saturday 7 July 2018, 10.30am at Christ Church (DE55 6DP)
Followed by a blessing at each well

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted



  • Disabled access


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Public toilets

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 28 and take A38 signposted Ripley and Derby. Leave by 3rd slip road (approx 4 miles) and come up to roundabout. Take 3rd exit (A61 signposted Chesterfield). About 100 yards down road, turn left (A615 signposted Matlock). Follow road to traffic lights and turn right. Take first left turning 200 yards down road (A615). Follow road into Wessington (approx 1½ miles).


From East Follow A617 to motorway roundabout and take 1st exit (M1 south). Leave M1 at next junction (28), then follow route from North/South.


From West Follow A6 to Matlock. At roundabout take A615 signposted Alfreton. Follow A615 out of Matlock to Tansley (approx 2 miles). Continue on A615 through Tansley to Wessington (aprox 3 miles).

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Matlock (5 miles)

Bus 150 from Clay Cross, infrequent service, no Sunday service

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