If the builders who added a timber-framed but lead clad steeple to this church had the intelligence to use seasoned wood instead of green oak we would not be so intrigued by the spiral twist we can view today. And The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England would not be a tourist attraction & the subject of a poem by Samuel Bromley:
The Church of the Crooked Spire
Its ponderous steeple, pillared in the sky
Rises with twist in pyramidal form,
And threatens danger to the timid eye
That climbs in wonder.