Clues To Go    -     Chesterfield

Chesterfield, famous for its church with a crooked spire, has a compact town centre that combines the old with the new. Starting in front of the market hall, this walking route centres around the town's market square and surrounding streets.

Car parking, both multi-storey & street level, is signposted as you enter the town. Public toilets are located in the market hall, down a set of steps (there is one accessible toilet there, also) and in the Vicar Lane shopping centre.

This route takes in some of the old medieval streets that still reflect their history, both by their names (the Shambles, Knifesmithgate) and the wonderful, buildings that can still be found there, in particular, some of the ancient inns.

Apart from the permanent indoor market hall, there are usually market stalls set up in the square most days, including a free market every Thursday.

The reason for the spire of St Mary & All Saints church being twisted is because it was built using unseasoned timber and the weight of the herringbone lead plate covering (weighing 32 Tons) distorted the framework over the years.

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