The Church of St. Mary and All Saints was dedicated in the year 1234 as the largest church in Derbyshire. Causes for its famous "Crooked Spire" vary from blaming the Devil to lightning strikes. One "expert" even blamed the weight of the bell ringing over the years. The truth is a little harder to find, but perhaps the lead tiles covering the wooden Spire weighing 32 tons may be a contributing factor. The church was built on top of an old Roman site which in turn was built over an ancient Iron Age fort. Each brass is handmade by a leading British fofundry using a first-run ingot brass mix rich in copper for depth of colour and durability. Each piece is hand filed to remove any excess brass left from casting. then hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass. Approximate measurment: 3.75"
HORSE BRASS: ABBEY/CATHEDRAL/PARSONAGE COLLECTION: Chesterfield Cathedral.
Designed and manufacured by ARMAC Brassworks in Birmingham, England where they have been producing quality brassware for more than 75 years. Cast using a pure ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior colour and durability. Hand finished at the foundry.