Chesterfield College students measure up

Chesterfield College students measure up

Construction students have linked with the town’s iconic church to measure how much the crooked spire has moved during the past year.

The Chesterfield College students have been taking measurements since the early 1970’s to help with the church’s monitoring process.

They carried out this year’s orientation survey using the latest in theodolite laser technology to see how far the spire had moved in any direction.

Setting up a triangular laser from the base of the spire inside the church to outside in the church’s courtyard, right up to the tip of the spire, the students were able to work exactly how much the spire has moved.

As in recent years, the spire has only experienced minimal movement, a little over 10mm, within the safety limits.