Chesterfield

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Chesterfield

Take B6014 southwest towards Tibshelf then follow B6039 to Chesterfield.

The largest market town in Derbyshire, with varied high street shopping. It received its market charter from King John in 1204, and has the largest open air markets in Britain. The town is over a large coalfield, which was mined from nearby collieries until the 1980s but there is liittle evidence of it now.

Visit the famous crooked spire of St Mary and Old Saints Church, built in the 14th century, take the tour to the spire and explore the magnificent church. Folklore says that a Bolsover blacksmith mis -hod the Devil, who leapt over the spire in pain, knocking it out of shape. In reality the Black Death having been gone only twelve years prior to the spire’s completion took away the skilled craftsmen. The spire is not attached to the church building but is kept on by its own weight as the tower contains 10 bells.

Leaning Spire

Leaning Spire

Town Hall

Town Hall

Tudor Buildings

Tudor Buildings

Worth a visit in the surrounding area.

Hardwick Old Hall

A Elizabethan country house built in 1590-1595 on a hill top between Chesterfield and Mansfield, well worth a visit set in a garden parkland many exhibitions and gift shop.

Bolsover Castle

A English heritage site founded in the 12th century fonud on the A632 east of  Chesterfield

Well worth the visit look at its.various battlements and the venus garden.

Renishaw Hall

A country house built 1625 with a very special garden and its own vineyard and museum.

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle