A building that looks a little bit like it is floating on the water’s surface, Normanton Church is one of the most well know symbols of Rutland. When the reservoir was being constructed, the valley had to be cleared and it was planned that the church be demolished.
However, after substantial protest from the local population, who wanted to preserve the beautiful structure, plans were made to save Normanton Church. The lowermost section of the church was filled with rubble and a new floor was built on top of it so that it would sit 60cm above the water level. The church now sits on its own little island with a causeway constructed in order to access it.
This historic building is now a venue for civil weddings and concerts. It is also open to the public at different times across the calendar year.
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