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Coordinates: 51°50′38″N 0°56′49″E / 51.844°N 0.947°E / 51.844; 0.947

St. Andrew's church, Fingringhoe, Essex - - 165715.jpg
St. Andrew's church, Fingringhoe
Fingringhoe is located in Essex
 Fingringhoe shown within Essex
Population 783 (2001)
OS grid reference TM029203
District Colchester
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Colchester
Postcode district CO5 7
Dialling code 01206
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Essex
List of places

Fingringhoe is a village and civil parish in Essex, England located five miles south-east of Colchester. The centre of the village is classified as a conservation area featuring a traditional village pond and red telephone box. The Roman River flows nearby before entering the River Colne.[1]


Fingringhoe Wick[edit]

Fingringhoe is locally known for its salt marshes, which provide habitats for many birds and salt-water animals. These form part of the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve managed by Essex Wildlife Trust.[1]


Middle Ages[edit]

A manor located at Fingringhoe was donated by Henry I of England to the Norman abbey of Saint-Ouen at Rouen.[2]


Fingringhoe is mentioned in Lemon Jelly's "Ramblin' Man" and is in the top 20 list of "rude names" from the book Rude Britain.

Fingringhoe is one of many British towns and villages referenced in Karl Marx's Das Kapital as part of "Illustrations of the General Law of Capitalist Accumulation".[3]

In 2009, an unexploded World War Two bomb was disarmed in the village.


St. Andrew's Church[edit]

A prominent feature in the centre of the village, the north wall of St. Andrew's Church dates back to the 12th century.[4]


  1. ^ a b M.P.B. Fautley; J.H. Garon (1 July 2004). Essex Coastline: Then and Now. Matthew Fautley. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-9548010-0-7. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Véronique Gazeau, Normannia monastica: Prosopographie des abbés bénédictins (Xe siècle-XIIe siècle), Publications du CRAHM, Caen, 2007.
  3. ^ Karl Marx, Samuel Moore (Translator), Edward Aveling (Translator) (15 December 2009). Das Kapital. MobileReference. p. 853. ISBN 978-1-60501-933-8. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ James Bettley; Nikolaus Pevsner (2 August 2007). Essex. Yale University Press. p. 362. ISBN 978-0-300-11614-4. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 

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