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St Marys and All Saints Parish Church Also known as The Crooked Spire

 

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  • Crooked Spire Chesterfield

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  • The famous crooked spire is probably caused as the result of unseasoned timbers or insufficient cross-bracing causing the spire to twist under the weight of the twenty plus tonnes of lead.
  • Rumours of the spire being the devil's work are incorrect.
  • The twist in the spire is currently around 3 metres from the central point of the structure.
  • It tops the largest church in Derbyshire, the size of which is thanks to the number of guilds in medieval Chesterfield who built chapels attached to the church and donated huge sums of money.
  • The spire on the church is the tallest lead spire in the whole of the United Kingdom.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
2931
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
05-02-2009
 

Building Location

Address
28 Cromwell Street, Chesterfield. S40
Council
Chesterfield Borough Council
County
Derbyshire
Region
East Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1218
Completion date
1360

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
69.54
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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