Word for 11/28 – Intelligence

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.


4 thoughts on “Word for 11/28 – Intelligence

    • Trust me to contribute to your trivia knowledge base. We knew nothing about the spire either until we passed it several times & my husband looked it up on the internet. It is a great place to visit. What really surprised me is that there appears to be no contention between the market town of Chesterfield and the Chesterfield sofa.

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