Chesterfield

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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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Ian Patrick, of Nock Deighton Estate Agents said: "The town is locally known as the town under the crooked spire due to the beautiful St Mary's church right in the centre of the town.
And 47-year-old Duncan reckons they'll probably be climbing that crooked spire to get a glimpse of the action.
Hang him from the crooked spire until he rots, that's what I say.
Q DRIVING up the M1 towards Sheffield I left at junction 29 and passed a church with a crooked spire.
Derbyshire's position in the town with the crooked spire had not looked so good when they lost both openers in the first ten overs.
Borough of kirklees Synchro swimmers were in excellent form at the Crooked Spire Competition at Chesterfield.
With a decisive move in the battle for control at Upton Park expected in the next 72 hours - chairman Terry Brown and chief executive Paul Aldridge seem determined to sell to Kia Joorabchian - Pardew faces a night of destiny under the shadow of Chesterfield's famous crooked spire.
Dear Editor, - Many people throughout the region know our famous church has a crooked spire.