The wooden timbers of this spire have twisted in a dramatic way and this is the part of the church that everyone always mentions.
The gable end, with very low slopes to the roof, is typical of this period of church building. These were possible because of the reopening of the Derbyshire lead mines. Lead allowed architects to build low-pitched roofs and so introduced the Perpendicular Style.
Corner buildings use both street walls. To keep the pattern and make the top corner room useable, one ‘window’ has been blanked out. It must have been designed as a bedroom. The first floor room was designed for receptions and needed all its windows.