The famous "Crooked Spire" in Chesterfield. It's proper name is the St Marys and All Saints Parish Church but everyone just refers to it as the Crooked Spire!

Why is it bent?
There is folklore about Devils and virgins but  Chesterfield folk aren't really into that sort of thing..  I think the most likely explanation is the combination of the heavy lead cladding, unseasoned timbers inside and joiners who were probably most certainly over-seasoned in the many hostelries which surround the church!

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