Amazing drone pictures show Chesterfield’s iconic Crooked Spire from the sky

A drone has been used to capture amazing aerial views of Chesterfield’s iconic Crooked Spire.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 4:08 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 9:13 am
Chesterfield's iconic Crooked Spire has been captured in a birds-eye view

Keith Bown, a registered pilot with the Civil Aviation Authority, shared the stunning images with the Derbyshire Times, all of which have been taken by his device in the skies over the Church of St Mary and All Saints.

The birds-eye pictures show a new perspective of Chesterfield and the historic Crooked Spire – one not many get to see.

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The Crooked Spire, which is located on Church Way, was built in the 13th century

You can view Keith’s images below.

The Church of Saint Mary and All Saints has become iconic for its infamous twisted and leaning spire
The Crooked Spire is now open for private prayer between 10 and 12 noon, Monday to Saturday. The usual services will take place outside these times but are not open to the public
The amazing pictures of the Crooked Spire show views of Chesterfield for miles around
It was initially believed that the twisting resulted because all the skilled craftsmen died off in the Black Plague, leaving only unskilled laborers to construct the now crooked spire
Theories now suggest that the crooked spire, of which the church is most well known, was caused by the lead covering added to the wood shingles some years after initial construction
The Crooked Spire – a Grade I listed building – is the largest church in Derbyshire
The Crooked Spire towers above Chesterfield town centre and is an iconic building on the horizon