image for Guided Walk item typeMedieval Tower Tours at Crooked Spire Church

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Guided Tour, Tue 25 Jul 2017, £2-£4

Spire climbers at the top of the Tower

Spire climbers at the top of the Tower

Contact

Chesterfield Parish Church

01246 206506

Address

Church of St Mary and All Saints,
Church Way,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S40 1XJ

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Mon 17 - Sat 22 Jul Tower Tours
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Details

Part of the events planned for the Chesterfield Medieval Fun Day

Climb the Tower of St Mary and All Saints Church for a close-up view of the ‘Crooked Spire’ and a bird’s eye view of Chesterfield.

Tours last around 40 minutes and include a visit to the Belfry, some of the legends surrounding the twisted spire and what may be the truth behind Chesterfield's famous 'Crooked Spire'.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcome

Refreshments and toilets in the Saints Parish Centre next door to the Church.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 25 Jul 2017
Tours at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

Prices

Adults £5, Children £3 (under 16s)

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 384711  Lat: 53.23604 Long: -1.42533

The Crooked Spire Church is in Chesterfield town centre but has no car park of its own so the directions below are to the nearest town centre car parks.

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select left lane and take first left (Beetwell Street). Multi-storey car park on right hand side.

For surface car parks: at roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right hand lane and go straight on. At traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane), take 1st left then left or right into car parks.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street), then follow route from North/South for either multi-storey or surface car parks.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Refreshments and toilets in the Saints Parish Centre next door to the Church.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • flagstones

  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

  • Meals for visitors with special dietary requirements can be provided if notified in advance. Wheelchairs can be provided if notified in advance.

 
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