Place:Fincham, Norfolk, England


Alt namesFinchehamsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 179
Phinchamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189; Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 179
Pinchamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189; Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 179
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.617°N 0.5°E
Located inNorfolk, England
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Fincham is a civil parish in North West Norfolk, England, with a population of approximately 500. Located on the A1122, it is 12 miles (19 km) south of King's Lynn. It neighbours the villages of Shouldham, Boughton, and Barton Bendish and is part of the King's Lynn and West Norfolk local governing district. The main road of the village, the A1122, is a Roman road connecting Swaffham and Downham Market. To this extent it is often used by trucks transporting sugarbeet and is used by RAF personnel travelling to the nearby airbase at RAF Marham.

Fincham has a single pub, The Swan, and a single church, St. Martin's church. The church was built during the Middle Ages and renovated by the Victorians. The village used to have two churches, though one became derelict and was destroyed by royal bequest. The village, at one time, hosted 5 public houses.

The Fincham Memorial Hall has twice suffered damage, once after an illegal rave and again after flooding caused by the cold snap of winter 2010. It holds a monthly car boot sale and with the opposite Old Rectory often hold the village's annual féte. The village green, now planted with a memorial flowerbed, used to be a large pond, but was filled in in the early 20th century. There are two manors of note, Fairswell and Talbot, the latter of which previously hosted an impressive collection of orchids, which have since been given to Kew Botanical Gardens for safekeeping.

As of 2013, Fincham has a shop/post office, a pub, a petrol station, a hairdressers and a tree surgeon/log supplier.

In 2005, the Fincham Chorus was formed by people from Fincham and the surrounding area. To date, they have staged several concerts and performed at one wedding, as well as taking part in the Christmas carol services. To date, they have raised over £10000 for St Martin's Church restoration fund.

The village also boasts a Caravan Club Certified Location.

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