Fincham

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Fincham
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St. Martin's Church, Fincham
Fincham is located in Norfolk
Fincham
Fincham
 Fincham shown within Norfolk
Area  12.03 km2 (4.64 sq mi)
Population 474 (2001 census)[1]
   – density  39 /km2 (100 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF685065
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE33
Dialling code 01366
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North West Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°37′48″N 0°29′18″E / 52.63010°N 0.48826°E / 52.63010; 0.48826

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes" (XLS). Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 

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