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“Amazing views of Chesterfield, Historic Market Town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chesterfield Parish Church/Crooked Spire

Chesterfield Parish Church/Crooked Spire
Church Way, Chesterfield S40 1XJ, England
44 1246 206 506
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Chesterfield
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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“Amazing views of Chesterfield, Historic Market Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Went on the conducted tour up to the tower that is the base of the 'Crooked Spire'. The Verger, Paul, ( a very tall 6'4") who takes the trip is very knowledgable of the church and explains everything in a very friendly and broad Derbyshire accent. It is a fascinating tour and is very relaxed and unhurried giving you plenty of time to see everything. The views from the top are amazing and you can really see from there how much the Spire leans from the perpendicular. It should be at the top of everyones list when on a visit to Chesterfield, made all the more enjoyable by the Verger.

Visited August 2012
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Girl up north
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“In-spired!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Even on a bleak wintry day in coldest darkest February the detail on this spire is amazing. It looks like a battered witches hat, and you can't help imagining that when it first started to twist, superstitious parishioners would be thinking they had somehow angered God!
We parked in the Spa Lane car park which gave us a view of the spire framed with trees as we walked up to the main road.
Staff in the Information centre through the churchyard were extremely helpful.

Visited February 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“MUST SEE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

You will not see anything like this anywhere else.The spire trip is ammazing.Parking nearby.Beware of the parking wardens who prey on this area.

Visited December 2012
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Really glad I have been there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is one of the most iconic churches in the country and I am so glad to have been there. I was not disappointed at all and found the history and beauty of the place fascinating. It is about the only thing worth looking at in Chesterfield, but it is worth going there just for this :-)

Visited February 2013
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“Very interesting church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

They offer a trip of the tower but on the day we visited it was rather too cold to do, the church itself is interesting and they have some excellent examples of stained glass if you are interested in that type of thing.

Visited January 2013
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