List of twisted spires

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The old western town gate of Duderstadt in Germany.

A crooked spire, (also known as a twisted spire) is a tower that, through accident or design, contains a twist or does not point perfectly straight upwards. There are about a hundred bell towers of this type in Europe.

Austria Austria[edit]

  1. Alpbach, Tyrol - Saint Oswald
  2. Bad Ischl, Upper Austria - Saint Nicholas
  3. Mayrhofen, Tyrol - church
  4. Oetz, Imst - Saints George & Nicholas
  5. Virgen, Lienz - church
  6. Wagrain, St. Johann im Pongau District - Saint Rupert
  7. Zell am Ziller, Schwaz - Saint Guy

Belgium Belgium[edit]

  1. Baelen, Liège - Saint Paul
  2. Herve, Liège (province) - Saint John the Baptist
  3. Jalhay, Liège (province) - Saint Michael
  4. Jodoigne, Walloon Brabant - Chapel of Notre Dame du Marche
  5. Lierneux, Province of Liège - church
  6. Limbourg, Liège - Saint Lambert
  7. Leernes, Hainaut (province) - Saint Martin
  8. Marchin, Liège (province) - parish church
  9. Polleur, Theux - Saint Jacques
  10. Roosdaal, Flemish Brabant - xiiie siècle
  11. Sart-lez-Spa, Jalhay - Saint Lambert
  12. Verlaine, Liège (province) - Saint Remy

Canada Canada[edit]

  1. Clarke's Head, Newfoundland and Labrador - Christ Church
Inside Salisbury spire

Denmark Denmark[edit]

  1. Copenhagen - Stock Exchange
  2. Copenhagen - Church of Our Saviour

England England[edit]

  1. Barnstaple, Devon - St. Peter's church
  2. Chesterfield, Derbyshire - Church of St Mary and All Saints
  3. Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire - St Mary's Church
  4. Clitheroe, Lancashire - Church of St Mary Magdalene
  5. Ermington, Devon - Church of St Peter and St Paul [1]
  6. Ewhurst Green, East Sussex - St James's Church
  7. Hadleigh, Suffolk - Church of St Mary

France France[edit]

  1. Aignay-le-Duc, Côte-d'Or - Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul
  2. Angiens, Seine-Maritime - church
  3. Attignat, Ain - Saint Loup
  4. Aubigny-sur-Nère, Cher - tower
  5. Auppegard, Seine-Maritime - Church of St. Pierre
  6. Auxonne, Côte-d'Or - Notre Dame
  7. Barran, Gers - College of St Jean Baptiste
  8. Boësses, Loiret - church
  9. Boulancourt, Seine-et-Marne - Saint Denis
  10. Bourges, Cher - Bell tower
  11. Breuvannes-en-Bassigny, Haute-Marne - Saint George
  12. Bures-en-Bray, Seine-Maritime - Saint Aignan
  13. Ceyzériat, Ain - Saint Laurent
  14. Châteauroux, Indre - Lucarne
  15. Cheffes, Maine-et-Loire - church
  16. Chemiré-sur-Sarthe, Maine-et-Loire - Church of Saint Jacques
  17. Courcelles-Chaussy, Lorraine - Tower
  18. Coussay-les-Bois, Vienne - Saint Martin
  19. Dinéault, Finistère - Arrow tower
  20. Distré, Maine-et-Loire - Church of Saint Julien
  21. Dohis, Aisne - church of the Nativité-de-la-Sainte-Vierge
  22. Drancy, Seine-Saint-Denis - tower
  23. Échirolles, Isère - construction on a building
  24. Étréaupont, Aisne - Saint Martin
  25. Étoges, Marne - church
  26. Fontaine-Guérin, Maine-et-Loire - Church of St Martin
  27. Fougere, Maine-et-Loire - Saint Etienne
  28. Gigny, Yonne - Saint Leger
  29. Hectomare, Eure - Saint Taurin
  30. Houville-la-Branche, Eure-et-Loir - church
  31. Jarzé, Maine-et-Loire - Saint Cyr et Sainte Julitte
  32. Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert, Dordogne - Saint Etienne
  33. Labergement-lès-Seurre, Côte-d'Or - church
  34. La Tour-d'Auvergne, Auvergne - Saint Pardoux
  35. Le Vieil-Baugé, Maine-et-Loire - Saint-Symphorien church
  36. Les Grands-Chézeaux, Haute-Vienne - Lantern on a roof of a house
  37. Malville, Loire-Atlantique - tower
  38. Marçon, Pays-de-la-Loire - Church of Notre Dame
  39. Mervans, Saône-et-Loire - Saint-Maurice
  40. Meslay-du-Maine, Mayenne - Saint Pierre
  41. Mouliherne, Maine-et-Loire - Saint Germaine
  42. Naillat, Limousin - Saint Medard
  43. Niedermorschwihr, Haut-Rhin - Saint Gall and Saint Weldelin
  44. Nogent-sur-Vernisson, Loiret - construction on a house
  45. Nohant-en-Graçay, Cher - Saint Martin
  46. Offranville, Seine-Maritime - Church of St.Ouen
  47. Orléans, Loiret - Lantern roof on a house
  48. Payzac, Dordogne - Church of the Transfigeration
  49. Plougrescant, Brittany - Saint Gonery
  50. Pontigné, Maine-et-Loire - St Denis
  51. Puiseaux, Loiret - Notre Dame
  52. Québriac, Ille-et-Vilaine - Saint Pierre
  53. Reugny, Indre-et-Loire - Saint Medard
  54. Rochechouart, Haute-Vienne - Saint Saviours
  55. Rodelle, Aveyron - Church of Lagnac
  56. Saint-Aubin-sur-Gaillon, Eure - Saint Germain
  57. Saint-Bonnet-de-Four, l'Allier - Saint Bonnet
  58. Saint-Côme-d'Olt, Aveyron - Saint Come
  59. Saint-Outrille, Cher - College of Saint-Austrégésile de Saint-Outrille
  60. Saint-Côme-d'Olt, Aveyron - Church of Saint-Côme-d'Olt
  61. Saint-Pierre-des-Échaubrognes, Deux-Sèvres - church
  62. Saint-Viâtre, Loir-et-Cher - Saint Viatre
  63. Saumur, Maine-et-Loire - Saint Pierre
  64. Sérignac-sur-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne - Notre Dame
  65. Treignac, Corrèze - Chapel of Notre Dame de la Paix
  66. Troyes, Aube - Saint Remy
  67. Verchin, Pas-de-Calais - St Omer church
  68. Vézelise, Meurthe-et-Moselle - Saint Côme et Damien
  69. Vieil-Baugé, Maine-et-Loire - church
  70. Vitteaux, Côte-d'Or - Saint Germain

Germany Germany[edit]

  1. Ballstädt, Gotha (district) - church
  2. Barntrup, North Rhine-Westphalia - church
  3. Breidenbach, Hesse -
  4. Burgwedel, Lower Saxony - Saint Pierre
  5. Delbrück, North Rhine-Westphalia- Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  6. Duderstadt, Lower Saxony - Town gatehouse
  7. Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia - St Lambertus
  8. Grötzingen, Karlsruhe - Evangelical church
  9. Hattingen, North Rhine-Westphalia - Saint-Georges
  10. Kaisersesch, Rhineland-Palatinate - Saint Pancrase
  11. Lage, Lippe - Saint Peter & Saint Paul
  12. Lemgo, Lippe - Saint Nicholas
  13. Lüneburg, Lower Saxony - St John's Church
  14. Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate - Church of St Clemens
  15. Mülheim, North Rhine-Westphalia - Saint Pierre
  16. Münzenberg, Hesse - church
  17. Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate - Sainte Marguerite
  18. Northeim, Lower Saxony - Saint Sixt
  19. Oberwesel, Rhineland-Palatinate - Notre Dame
  20. Ochsenfurt, Lower Franconia - Maria Schnee
  21. Porta Westfalica, Minden-Lübbecke - church
  22. Sandstedt, Lower Saxony - Saint Jean
  23. Stolzenau, Lower Saxony - Saint Jacques
  24. Uslar, Lower Saxony - Saint Jean

Italy Italy[edit]

  1. Rome - Sapienza University of Rome
  2. Rome - Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

Scotland Scotland[edit]

  1. Cupar, Fife - Church of Cupar Old and St Michael of Tarvit
  2. Inverness, - Town Steeple

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

  1. Davos, Canton of Grisons - Saint Johann
  2. Muttenz, Basel-Landschaft - Fortified Church of St. Arbogast
  3. Payerne, Canton of Vaud - Payerne Priory
  4. Stein am Rhein, Canton of Schaffhausen - St. George

United States of America United States[edit]

Other crooked or twisted spires[edit]

  • Hobsons Brewery, Worcestershire, produces a beer named "Twisted Spire". [2]
  • Spire Brewery is named for Chesterfield’s landmark twisted spire.
  • "Crooked Spire" Pubs exist at Chesterfield [3] and Ermington [4]
  • Architects have been inspired to create twisted buildings such as the Turning Torso

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Spire". ermingtonchurch.org.uk. 
  2. ^ "HOBSONS Twisted Spire". Hobsons. 
  3. ^ "Crooked Spire". closedpubs.co.uk. 
  4. ^ "The Crooked Spire". francisfrith.com.