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Crooked Spire a.k.a. Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield: Chesterfield Parish Church is an Anglican church dedicated to Saint Mary and All Saints, located in the town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England. Predominantly dating back to the 14th century, the church is a Grade I listed building and is most known for its twisted spire, an architectural phenomenon which has led to the church being given the common byname of the Crooked Spire. The largest church in Derbyshire, it lies within the Diocese of Derby, in which it forms part of the Archdeaconry of Chesterfield.


Crooked spire: A crooked spire, is a tower with a defect. A church tower usually consists of a square stone tower topped with a pyramidal wooden structure, the spire. The spire is usually clad with slates or lead to protect the wood. Through accident or design the spire may contain a twist or it may not point perfectly straight upwards. Some however have been built or rebuilt with a twist.

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Google previewDictionary of Pub Names (2006)

Crooked Spire Chesterfield. The local parish church has a curiously.

Google previewA Dictionary Geographical, Statistical, and Historical of the Various Countries, Places, and Principal Natural Objects in the World by J. R. M'Culloch (1866)

The church,a beautiful and spacious edifice of the 13th century, is remarkable for its crooked spire, 230 ft. high. There is also an elegant assembl -room, and near the town is a racecourse, on w ich races are annually run in the autumn.

Google previewA dictionary, geographical, statistical, and historical, of the various countries, places, and principal natural objects in the world (1841)

by John Ramsay Mac-Culloch

The church, a beautiful and spacious edifice of the 13th century, is remarkable for its crooked spire, 230 ft. high : an elegant assembly-room was built here a few years ago, and near the town is a race course, on which races are annually run in ...

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