SK9306 : Normanton, Rutland Water

taken 2 years ago, near to Normanton, Rutland, Great Britain

Normanton, Rutland Water
Normanton, Rutland Water
The former church of St Matthew - In 1764 a village here was cleared away along with the medieval church in order to enlarge the estate. In 1826 this Grade II listed church was built and used privately by the estate. The nearby Normanton Hall was pulled down in 1925. In the 1970s, when Rutland Water was created, the church was deconsecrated, the lower half was filled with stone and rubble, a concrete floor was added, and an embankment was built around the church to protect it as the lower half would be eventually be below water level. It later became a museum, but is now used for private functions such as civil weddings. I photographed this when there was a wedding party there. The car was a white Rolls Royce.
Behind me is a tarmaced route for walkers and cyclists alike. Bicycles can be hired at Edith Weston car park.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9325 0627 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.7698N 0:37.3908W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9330 0620
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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