DERBYSHIRE PLACE NAMES: What do they actually mean? Chesterfield is famed for its Crooked Spire but what does the town's name actually mean? Ever wondered what the name Chesterfield actually means? Or maybe how Matlock got its name? Derbyshire thief ridiculed for creeping up a driveway looking like "a cartoon burglar" - unaware he was caught on CCTV.