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Chesterfield,

city (1991 pop. 73,352) and district, Derbyshire, central England. An important industrial center, Chesterfield produces mining equipment, railroad cars, metal products, glass, and pottery. Of interest are the Stephenson Memorial Hall (named in honor of the inventor George StephensonStephenson, George,
1781–1848, British engineer, noted as a locomotive builder. He learned to read and write in night school at the age of 18, while working in a colliery.
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, who lived and is buried there), the 16th-century grammar school, and the 14th-century church with a twisted spire.

Chesterfield

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Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. 1694--1773, English statesman and writer, noted for his elegance, suavity, and wit; author of Letters to His Son (1774)

Chesterfield

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an industrial town in N central England, in Derbyshire: famous 14th-century church with twisted spire. Pop.: 70 260 (2001)
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