Normanton Village & Church History
Normanton ChurchThe church, with semi-circular portico and tower, was built in 1826-9 and was designed by Thomas Cundy, then architect to the Grosvenor estate in Westminster.
The original site of Normanton Church (St Matthew's Church as it was once known) would have placed it below the proposed water line of Rutland Water. It was saved from this fate through a project, aided by voluntary subscription, which raised the floor level of the church and protected the lower part of the building with a pier of stones.
The Church now stands proudly by the side of Rutland Water and houses a museum and exhibition on the building of the reservoir which is open to the public.
Opening TimesMarch to October: 10am – 4pm weekdays, 5pm weekends
June to August: 10am - 5pm every day
November to Sunday 16 December: Thursday to Monday 10am – 3pm
22 December to mid February: Closed
ContactThe museum can be contacted on 01572 653026.