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Eagle Stone on Baslow Edge and Chesterfield's crooked spire

  


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Eagle Stone on Baslow Edge and Chesterfield's crooked spire

Eagle Stone on Baslow Edge

Situated high above the village of Baslow on Baslow Edge, is this interesting rock. In years gone by, the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top. Now it is just one of the many interesting rock formations to be found in the Peak District National Park.

Eagle Stone on Baslow Edge

Chesterfield's crooked spire

Chesterfield's 228ft crooked spire leans nearly 9ft from its true centre and moves a little further every year, but it is still a long way from falling over. Built around 1400, it was straight for a number of centuries before it began to twist, probably as a result of unseasoned timber being used for it's construction.

One legend has it, that it was the fault of the devil, who enraged and in agony lashed out at the spire after being badly shoed by by a blacksmith. The crooked spire gives Chesterfield an identity recognized all over the world.

Chesterfield's crooked spire

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