"FINNINGHAM, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 6 miles N. of Stowmarket, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Eye. It is a railway station on the Great Eastern line. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £350. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Bartholomew. It has a fine painted window, a handsome font, and several monuments of the Frere and Fenn families. The parochial charities, including a small school endowment, produce about £25 per annum. The Wesleyan Methodists have a chapel. Finningham Lodge is the principal residence. G. E. Frere, Esq., is lord of the manor. A fair is held on the 4th September for cattle, hardware, and toys."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.
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