Councils in Chesterfield
Chesterfield is famous for the unique and unusual 'Crooked Spire' of its Parish Church. You can see it on the skyline for miles around, standing like a question mark over the town. How did it happen? Was it built that way? Will it fall down?
There are spires in Europe that were deliberately built with a twist, but Chesterfield's 228 foot Spire started its life staight. Legends surrond it. Did the Spire, amazed at the beauty of a blushing bride, bend down for a closer look - and find itself locked in place? Did the devil spitefully sit atop the weather-vane and let his massive weight crush the elegant spire? Was it lightning?
Be inspired and take a trip up the tower itself. Or just stand in its shadow at ground level, leaving you more time to browse around one of the biggest open air markets in the country. Visit on a Monday, Friday or Saturday to find more than 200 stalls packed into the town centre.
Call on a Thursday to rummage among the stalls in the flea market - who knows, you might even find a valuable antique in disguise. Pick your Thursday carefully and you can look arounf the farmer's market as well - there's one on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Discover the truth at Chesterfield Museum and, while you're there, find out more about the town's past, including its connection with the 'Father of the Railways' George Stephenson.
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Sheffield City Council (9.53 miles)
Mansfield District Council (11.46 miles)
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