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The town of Chesterfield is most famous for the amazing 'crooked spire' of St Mary and All Saints church and its large open air market. Chesterfield Tourist information is located on Rykneld Square in the heart of the town Tel (01246) 345777
Chesterfield has managed to keep some of its medieval streets and buildings, It's worth taking a walk down the narrow streets off the Market Place into the Shambles and the old Butchery quarter. In Irongate stands the Royal Oak, one of Chesterfields oldest public houses, first mentioned as an inn in 1722 formerly being a rest house for the Knights Templar band of Crusaders. To the south of the town centre is Queen's park which was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and opened in 1893. It has a cricket ground, Boating lake, Miniature train and children's play area as well as a restored Victorian bandstand where you can watch brass bands play on Sunday afternoons.
To the north of Chesterfield town centre at Tapton lies the Chesterfield canal, surveyed by famous local Derbyshire man James Brindley in 1777 which linked the town to the river Trent at West Stockwith, it has one of the longest tunnels (at Norwood) and one of the first multiple staircase lock flights in the country. Boat trips on the canal are available from Tapton lock Sundays from Easter to end of October (1pm-4pm).
This canal is currently being restored to its former glory by the Chesterfield Canal Trust.
Mary and All Saints church:
In the churchyard stands the town's first gas lamp of 1824, decorated by Joseph Bower. It originally stood in the market place. Chesterfield was the first town in Derbyshire to install electric street lighting in 1881.
Descriptions : Chesterfield, St Mary and All Saints Church views (6 off)
Chesterfield is probably most famous for its 'church with a crooked spire' so I make no apologies for featuring this church in such photographic detail as it really is an amazing structure, If you get a chance go on one of their guided tower walks.
DP-080604CHESTERFIELD-06 shows the Anniversary window, each of its nine sections depicts life through the years starting with the Battle of chesterfield in 1266 and through to featuring the new court house, market hall extension and Peacock heritage centre.
Museum opened on 12th May 1994 by Henry Sandon, it is housed in the Stephenson
Memorial Hall which was built in 1879 on Corporation Street which is near
the church as you can see in photos DP-080604CHESTERFIELD-28 and
DP-080604CHESTERFIELD-27. DP-080604CHESTERFIELD-26 shows Rosehill united reform church
|Chesterfield Market Hall was built in 1857, In 1980 it was renovated and opened on 15th November 1980 by Mrs Margaret Troop JP (president of the the national market traders federation)|
Peacock information and Heritage centre (DP-080604CHESTERFIELD-13) is located
in a Mediaeval building from 1500AD which was possibly a former Guildhall.
Town Hall is located on Rose Hill and looks overlooks Shentall Memorial
DP-080604CHESTERFIELD-30 shows Great Central Way which is the main road through Chesterfield, in the distance you can see Chesterfield college of Technology and arts.
The road going over is Brewery street
Portland hotel is located on Park Road in the town centre.
The Sun Inn pub is one of the most unusual public houses I have seen, Decorated in ceramic tiles !
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