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Homeowner dubbed ‘King Canute’ as he stops £600k home being flooded with amazing DIY | UK | News

Homeowner dubbed ‘King Canute’ as he stops £600k home being flooded with amazing DIY | UK | News

Nick Lupton, 60, and his wife Anne, 50, live in a converted 17th century house on the banks of the River Severn. Since they moved into the four-bedroom detached property in Pixham, Worcs., in 2016 the house and one-acre of land has flooded 11 times. The couple became so fed up with the costly clear-ups, they decided to surround the entire property with a 7ft-high flood defence. They spent four months constructing the brick barrier before finally finishing it last October – just weeks before Storm Henk swept Britain. Stunning drone images show the black-and-white house and courtyard surrounded by flood waters after the River Severn burst its banks earlier this week. Nick said: “We bought the house with our eyes wide open. “We’ve been flooded 11 times since 2016. “We live in a beautiful part of the world, right next to the River Severn, with one drawback – we get flooded. “We finally decided to build ourselves a wall around the house. “We built it last summer and it took about four months to …