Chesterfield's Crooked Spire is the largest church in Derbyshire. The spire currently leans 9ft 6in to the southwest and leans more and more every year! Smith of Derby clockmakers maintain the exterior clock seen on the clock tower today.

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire is the largest church in Derbyshire. The spire currently leans to the southwest and leans more and more every year! Smith of Derby clockmakers maintain the exterior clock seen on the clock tower today.

The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, UK.  The Church has acquired many legends over the centuries.A more scientific explanation is that a shortage of skilled workers in the mid-1400s when the church was being built resulted in green, un-cured wood being used to construct the spire. When about 50 tons of lead shingles were attached to the spire, the wood couldn’t take the weight and began a slo-mo buckling from the stress.

There’s more to food than pizza and there’s more to leaning towers than Pisa, as these 15 slanted spires show by NOT living life on the straight & narrow.


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