Chesterfield Church

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Chesterfield Church and the Crooked Spire
Tel: Verger 01246 206506

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Opening Times
The Parish Church is open Monday to Saturday from 9am for anyone to find a quiet place to pray, to visit or look around.

Tower tours are conducted daily (except Sundays) but it is advisable, especially if making a special visit to Chesterfield, to telephone the Verger to confirm times and availability. Tower Tours: Adults £5 - Children £3

Chesterfield's 228ft crooked spire leans nearly 9ft from its true centre and moves a little further every year, but it is still a long way from falling over. Built around 1400, it was straight for a number of centuries before it began to twist, probably as a result of unseasoned timber being used for it's construction.

One legend has it, that it was the fault of the devil, who enraged and in agony lashed out at the spire after being badly shoed by by a blacksmith. The crooked spire gives Chesterfield an identity recognized all over the world.

Chesterfield church crooked spire in Derbyshire

See also

Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery


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