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Ruins of 'lost church' exposed at Ladybower Reservoir


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Ruins thought to be a church that was submerged by the creation of a reservoir have been revealed due to low water levels.

The village of Derwent in Derbyshire was flooded in the 1940s by the creation of Ladybower Reservoir.

The church spire was originally left intact as a memorial but was demolished in 1947 because of safety concerns.

The bell can still be heard ringing, as it was re-hung in St Philip's Church in Chaddesden, in Derby.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-62548735

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This kind of a news that pops up from time to time always reminds me of this church that emerged in an Italian lake.

The bell tower of the sunken church in curon, resia lake, bolzano posters  for the wall • posters scenic, bell, south tyrol | myloview.com

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The Lake Reschen bell tower ^ is permanently visible.

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Ladybower Reservoir 'lost church' prompts visitor safety warning

Visitors flocking to see exposed ruins at Derbyshire's Ladybower Reservoir have been warned not to walk on the river bed.

The village of Derwent was flooded in the 1940s by the creation of the reservoir with the remains being submerged in water.

The ruins have been revealed by a drop in water levels over recent weeks.

But reservoir owner Severn Trent Water has advised visitors to view them from a distance.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-62594802

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Ladybower Reservoir lost village visitor gets stuck in mud

Mountain rescuers have said they were called out to help two walkers visiting the remains of a lost village.

Derwent village was flooded in the 1940s to create Ladybower Reservoir, and its ruins have been visible for several months due to dry weather.

The Edale Mountain Rescue Team said one walker suffered a leg injury after falling down the bank and a second person became stuck in the mud.

Severn Trent, which owns the reservoir, has warned people against visiting.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-63282410

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