Finningham is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffok district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located adjacent to the Great Eastern Main Line on which it previously had a station prior to the Beeching Axe
Finningham is a scattered village of about 410 residents. The name is thought to mean the Village of Fina's People.
Finningham was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, when the population was 37 1/2!
It is largely a farming community and since at least the 1700's the land belonged to the Frere family until, in 1912, it was sub-divided and sold
The village boasted many trades over the years with bootmakers, harness and sadlery, a forge, millers, rope making, wheelwrights and two public houses.
The Village Green is in the centre of the village, once belonging to the Lord of the Manor, now in the care of the Parish Council. Until 1871, an annual two-day fair was held there. Cattle, hardware, pedlary and toys were traded , as well the hire of servants and labourers.
The village Schoolroom was originally situated on the Green as part of a building attached to Green Farm Barn; 42 pupils attended in 1818 and were charged 2d a week. The school closed and was re-opened in 1874 further out of Finningham, along Walsham Road. That one finally closed in 1984.
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