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Ault Hucknall

Ault Hucknall


Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre

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Sat 10 Dec Blidworth Brass Band Concert


Close to Hardwick Hall, Ault Hucknall is the final resting place of the famous philosopher, and secretary to successive 17th Century Earls and Dukes of Devonshire, Thomas Hobbes, who died at Hardwick in 1679.

Known locally as the 'smallest village in England', a claim which can't be proved, Ault Hucknall was much larger in the Middle Ages. It's most significant building is the Church which is Grade I listed and dates back to Saxon times. The Yew Tree in the churchyard is variously aged between 2,000 and 4,000 years old but, again, this can't be proved.

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshments

Children welcomeDogs accepted



See location of Ault Hucknall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 384711  Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613

Leave M1 motorway at Junction 29 and take A6175 (signposted Clay Cross). Follow signs to Hardwick Hall but do not enter the estate. After passing Stainsby Mill, continue left up Hodmire Hill for approx ½ mile and Ault Hucknall Church is on left.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway and take 2nd exit A6175, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. When carriageway divides, select right lane and, at roundabout, take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). Follow road to junction with M1 motorway (approx 4 miles) and, at roundabout, select right lane and take 5th exit (A6175). Then follow route from North/South.

Parking: free


  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted