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Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, Derbyshire


Artwork title: Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Description: Print, mounted photograph, framed photograph, handmade wall art.


  • Printed on Canon premium matte archival paper using Canon archival quality printer inks
  • Available framed or as mounted prints ready for you to place in your own frame.
  • Free UK shipping

Ashford in the Water is a pretty chocolate box type of village, visited by thousands of tourists every year.

It is famed for its medieval sheepwash bridge, where the sheep were washed in the shallow river Wye before the modern day use of chemicals, a popular well dressing, is the home of an excellent hotel with gardens reaching down to the river, a popular country café, and beautiful old church and history by the bucket full. It is the village renowned and used by local industries in the past, with very diverse and different businesses, including lead mining and candle making. Testament to the latter is the Candle House, which stands proud on the site of the old candle making factory in Greaves Lane, named after the dregs of melted tallow. Ashford black marble has also put this village on the map when Henry Watson discovered it, a limestone that when polished, makes the perfect background to mosaic and inlaid patterns.

The octagonal shelter, knows also as the Bottom Pump was a shelter to protect one of the main village water sources built in 1881. In 1977 the current structure was built to cover the well that still exists under it.

Visit during the week and away from holiday times and you will find a quaint sleepy village, which is a delight to explore.

Every piece we create tells a story and fades into white, leaving the viewer with the impression of a world outside the scene, and a story yet to be told. In fact every piece comes to you with a story about it with an accompanying card with your wall art or on the reverse of the greetings card.

Each print takes many hours to produce, using layers, masks, overlay, textures and creative techniques to produce a fine art piece you will be proud to have in your home. We do not use automated processes of any sort.

Additional information


Miniature 5 x 3.5" print in a 9 x 7" mount, 8 x 6" print in a 10 x 8" mount, 10 x 8" print in a 15 x 13" mount

Framing Options

Mounted only, Mounted with white wooden frame

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