VIDEO: Why is Chesterfield's famous Spire crooked?

Have you ever wondered why Chesterfield's famous Spire is crooked?

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 12:05 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:27 pm
The Crooked Spire church in Chesterfield.

Well, you need wonder no longer, as local man, Mat Reynolds, has finally found out.

Dispelling tall tales concerning virgins and the devil, Mat’s video instead focuses on the way the Spire was built in the 14th Century.

In turns out a combination of ‘green’ wood, lots of lead and a shortage of skilled craftsmen conspired to create the Spire’s iconic shape.

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The video is Mat’s latest in a number of films he has made about aspects of the town.

His previous productions have covered the slightly more prosaic topics of how to navigate Chesterfield’s Horns Bridge, Whit Moor and Tesco roundabouts.