SK9306 : Normanton, Rutland Water

taken 7 years ago, near to Normanton, Rutland, Great Britain

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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.
Rutland Water is the largest man-made lake in western Europe. Completed in 1977, the reservoir covers 3,100 acres, has a storage capacity of 124,000 million litres (27,000 million gallons). It provides water for domestic and industrial consumption, and is also used for recreational purposes such as boating and fishing.
The dam is 1,200 metres long, and the maximum depth is 34 metres. A walk around the shoreline is about 41.8 kilometres.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9326 0627 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.7696N 0:37.3819W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9329 0624
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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