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Well Dressing at West Hallam

Well Dressing at West Hallam

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Although it is not known exactly when the first settlement appeared, West Hallam is mentioned in the Domesday book as having belonged to a man called Dunstan before the Norman conquest. By 1199 the Lords of the Manor were the de Cromwells, who probably built the Church in about 1275, together with their moated Manor House, the site of which is near to Pinnacle Storage and which is a Historic Monument (no public access). West Hallam had traditionally been a rural community which relied on farming and allied trades for its employment, but from the 19th to the late 20th century also had its fair share of coal mining. Most of the land between West Hallam Village and Ilkeston together with much of what is now the Hallam Way estate was opencast mined in the middle of the 20th century. There were several deep seam mines also, and an ironworks on the Nutbrook Canal towards Mapperley from about 1850. The last working pit was Stanley Colliery, by the side of the railway station and which closed in 1961. Some of the buildings still survive, now used for industry.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted



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Map reference: SK 427413  Lat: 52.96736 Long: -1.36566

M1 Exit Junc. 25, then take A52 to Spondon, A6096 to West Hallam or from Nottingham side A609 from Ilkeston.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Derby station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted