Whatstandwell is a village standing beside the River Derwent and Cromford Canal in Derbyshire, England. Most of the population are included in Crich Parish with some in the parish of Alderwasley
On P.P. Burdett’s map of 1791 it was recorded as “Hottstandell Bridge”, which could have been a literal spelling of the local dialect. The name originates from Walter Stonewell, who “held of the convent” the house next to the bridge which John de Strepul built at his own expense, in 1393.
The surrounding area includes Crich Carr, Coddington, Robin Hood, Thurlow Booth, Crich, Alderwasley and Longway Bank.
Whatstandwell Social Club
Whatstandwell Social Club is active social club which organises social events for the village. These events are usually self-funded – unless they have specific funding from elsewhere. They organise events such as the Whatstandwell Festival, which is held on one of the first two weekends in July, as well as a pantomime, horticultural show, open gardens, bonfire night and carol concert. Through their activities money is raised for charities and items which benefit the community.
Keep an eye on the notice board outside the Family Tree for the Social Club’s news and events.
We hope that this website will keep the people in Whatstandwell and the surrounding area up-to-date with local news and events, and will provide informative information on its heritage and history.