Photo – Normanton Church, Rutland

Normanton Church

Normanton Church – Rutland

This was taken while on a cruise on Rutland water. The cruise lasts 45 minutes and is well worth it. The church is a popular venue for weddings and was saved when the reservoir was originally created. There is a fascinating back story too it, as the church was going to be flooded when the reservoir was constructed. There was a public outcry and a campaign was launched to save the building. Funds were raised and the lower part of the building was filled with rubble and a new concrete floor laid to be above water level. The church houses a museum with information on Rutland water, and is well worth a visit.