Record Details

NHER Number:4352
Type of record:Building
Name:St Martin's Church, Fincham


A medieval parish church, dating almost entirely from the late 15th century, with 19th century restoration. The church contains an unusual 12th century font decorated with arches and caved figures, and a medieval brass of a shrouded woman.


  • St Martin's Church, Fincham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 6880 0645
Map Sheet:TF60NE

Full description

Mainly Perpendicular (late 15th century) with unusual Norman font, from St. Michael's?
Cross in yard.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 8 August 1980.

The 12th century square font is decorated with figures of the Magi, the Nativity, and Adam and Eve. The font is thought to have come from St Michael's Church, which was demolished in 1744.
Medieval brass of a shrouded woman in the nave.
See (S2) and (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 22 November 2005

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROSS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF6806Q.
---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. pp 309-310; Pl 6.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. Winter wool for delicate tower. 3 November.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1904. Hundred of Clackclose. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIII. pp 104-115.
---Publication: Clapham. 1934. [unknown]. p 142.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 NE 5 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1997. £2,500 to stop time standing still in Fincham. 31 January.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. pp 160-161; Pl 27a.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Fincham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: BPP 14.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1980. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 336-337; Pl 6.

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