Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Chesterfield Church in 1773.

Chesterfield Church in 1773.

Chesterfield's parish church dates mainly from the late fourteenth century. The lack of skilled craftsmen at this time, caused by the Black Death, is sometimes given as the reason for the structural problems which resulted in the extraordinary twisting of the spire ; however this is now thought to have been caused by the weight of the lead on the roof. Many colourful legends have attached themselves to the spire which has become a symbol of the town.

The church had a Georgian organ until 1961 when the it was destroyed in a fire.

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