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.
Open all the time
Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QH
Map reference: SK 384711 Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613
Parking : free
Nearest station : 7 miles (11.3 kms) from Chesterfield station
|Mon 15 - Fri 19 Jul 2013||Ault Hucknall Well Dressing under Construction|
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