Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Normanton is the site of a deserted village in the tiny county of Rutland, and is about six miles East of Oakham, the county town.

Sir Gilbert Heathcote, founder of the Bank of England and Lord Mayor of London, built Normanton Hall, itself demolished in 1925, and cleared the village to avoid it spoiling his view. The villagers were moved to nearby Edith Weston.

The baroque St. Matthew's Church now stands up to its clerestory level in Rutland Water, and is a well known landmark on the lake. It is now used as a museum.

Places in Normanton

St. Matthews Church