Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield

Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield
Photograph taken 29 June 2003 © Mr Keith Bomford. Source Historic England Archive ref: 83446

A large medieval church built of ashlar stone. It has a nave, aisles, north and south transepts and a chancel. The chancel has 4 chapels around it. These were originally Guild Chapels. Its most famous and very noticeable feature is its 228 ft high spire. This is made of timber covered with herringbone lead plates. The spire is twisted and leans several feet in each of 3 directions because the wood has warped.

Location

Derbyshire Chesterfield

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

church religion faith spire Medieval (1066 - 1484)