Historical Gallery

There are over 26 Grade ll listed buildings in the village.  Many of which have been lovingly restored by previous or present owners.

These photographs have been kindly loaned by a number of village residents.

Here is a selection:

Finningham Hall
Finningham Hall
The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory
Holly Cottage Church Lane
Holly Cottage Church Lane
Yew Tree House
Yew Tree House
The White Horse
The White Horse
Green Farm Barn & Church
Green Farm Barn & Church
Threshing on one of the Village farms.
Threshing on one of the Village farms.
The Old House - Church Lane (Turner's Shop)
The Old House – Church Lane (Turner’s Shop)
The White House (now Carpenters)
The White House (now Carpenters)
Turner's Shop Church Lane
Turner’s Shop Church Lane
Interior View of St Bartholomew's Church
Interior View of St Bartholomew’s Church
Early Colour Photograph of the Footpath across the Green
Early Colour Photograph of the Footpath across the Green
Beehive Cottage
Beehive Cottage
Event on the Green
Event on the Green
The Harvesters
The Harvesters
The Shop in Church Lane
The Shop in Church Lane
Finningham School
Finningham School
Gislingham Road
Gislingham Road
Church Lane
Church Lane
St Bartholomew's Church
St Bartholomew’s Church
Church Farm
Church Farm

5 thoughts on “Historical Gallery”

  1. Hello, my name is Alex Wilks and i lived in Bank Side Finningham as a child back in the seventies. Does anyone remember the Sentinal steam locomotive that used to stand in Finbows yard, or better still know what happened to it. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers this and hopefully someone in the history group may have some photographs they would be willing to share with me. Kindest regards Alex Wilks

  2. What a wonderful evocation. We used to live at Eastlands Farm. I don’t know what the house is called now, but we used t use Turner’s Shop in the days just after rationing.

  3. Great photos! In the 1950’s as a schoolboy I cycled to Sheringham with a mate on an aircraft spotting holiday, visiting some of your fascinating aerodromes, most of which have no doubt long gone. We stayed in YHA hostels; one of which was in Finningham in an old building with low beams. I slept on the top bunk in the male ‘dormitory’ and remember banging my head in the morning when I tried to sit up. I wonder if this building still exists? We all had to help cook dinner and wash-up afterwards. Then we were shooed outside and given billhooks to cut the grass around the hostel. I wonder if anyone has a photo they could post. Thanks for the memory, we had a great time. Regards, Derek

    1. Derek,
      Sorry for the long delay in replying to your email. The Youth Hostel, as a building, still exists but it is now a private residence called Pilgrim Cottage. There are some photos around, I’ll see if I can find them and post them on the History page.

  4. I spent part of my childhood 1949-1953 at Yew Tree Cottage as it was called then! The house was then owned by a spinster cousin of my father’s Miss Alice Rose (1865-1955) ). Her sister Mary (1864-1934) had been married to Rev Leonard Hanbury Frere (1861-1943) who was the vicar of Finningham. After the war my parents had nowhere to live and Cousin Alice offered them half Yew Tree Cottage where we stayed when my father went to Korea. I have many happy early childhood memories of living there.

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