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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.
I was lucky enough to be given a guided tour of its most famous landmark, the crooked spire of St Mary and All Saints Church.
The crooked spire of St Enodoc's Church, where poet Sir John Betjeman is buried, is the starting point for a three-mile circular walk to Daymer Bay which shows off the estuary in full splendour.
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The Legacy Chesterfeld Hotel in Chesterfeld - famous for its Crooked Spire - allows guests to enjoy long walks and appreciate the stunning Peak District, which was the UK's first national park.
A CHESTERFIELD'S Mary and All Saints Church - aka the Church of the Crooked Spire - was built in the late 13th century and is the largest in Derbyshire.