Wing, Rutland

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Wing is a small village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.

Architecture

The 17th-century houses in Wing were built from stone quarried at nearby Barnack and Clipsham. Many are roofed with Collyweston stone slate.

The church, dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was much rebuilt in 1875, at which time the spire was removed. Some parts of the building date from Norman times, including the south arcade of about 1150, the slightly later north arcade and the north doorway.Pevsner, Nikolaus, The Buildings of England - Leicestershire and Rutland

Etymology

Its name first occurs as Wenge in the twelfth century, and probably came from Old Norse vengi = "field".

Turf maze

Beside Glaston Road, cut in the turf by the roadside, is a circular "turf maze" (actually a unicursal labyrinth, roughly in diameter), is said to date back to medieval times, based on the fact that its design is similar to the pavement maze in Chartres cathedral and other medieval examples.<!-- Can this be verified or is it just supposition?It was probably made to provide penance for wrong-doers who were taken to the centre and left to find their way out on their knees. -->

Waterworks

A treatment plant just outside the village treats water extracted from Rutland Water reservoir a few miles to the north. Proposals by Anglian Water to extend the works, and increase the volume...
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