The Spire

Legend has it that one of the earliest brides who came to be married in the church was very beautiful and the spire bowed to her.  You'll have to ask a local to find out what it will take for the spire to straighten again!

That's the legend but, in reality, it was probably that the timbers must not have been properly seasoned and the weight of the stone caused settlement.

In 1856, the spire was struck by lightning and the Rector felt this was a good chance to build a straight spire but the people of the Parish said it had always been crooked and must be meant to be so.  The present-day spire is built of stone carefully laid to preserve the crookedness - inside it is a perfect cone.