infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Finchingfield

latitude= 51.96747
longitude= 0.44995
os_grid_reference= TL683327
shire_district= Braintree
shire_county = Essex
region= East of England
post_town= BRAINTREE
postcode_area= CM
postcode_district= CM7

Finchingfield is a village situated in the county of Essex, in the south-east of England. It is in the north-west of the county, which is a primarily rural area. The nearest town is Thaxted.

There has been a settlement at the site since records began; in the time of William the Conqueror it was called Phincingfelda and there is archeological evidence for a Roman villa having been situated some 400 metres south-south-west of the village church. It is famed for being the most photographed village in England, replete with village green and traditional village cottages. In recent times it has become a tourist honeypot which although expanding the local economy to some degree has also had some detrimental effects.


External links

* [ Images of Finchingfield]

Finchingfield is also the home of village football team, Finchingfield Corpse XI

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