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Q DRIVING up the M1 to Sheffield, I left at junction 29 and passed a church with a crookedspire. What's the story? HW Tadgell, N London

A CHESTERFIELD'S Mary and All Saints Church - aka the Church of the Crooked Spire - was built in the late 13th century and is the largest in Derbyshire. The spire is228 feet high and leans 9ft5ins from its centre.

The spire was twisted when unseasoned wood was used in its construction and 32 tons of lead tiles were put on top. As the timber dried, the lead's weight twisted the spire.

Legend has it a virgin was getting married and the spire, never having seen a virgin bride before, leaned over to take a look!

Kerry Wild Chester field, Derbys

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 11, 2008
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