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Fincham Saint Martin's Church.



Fincham Saint Martin's Church. Fincham, or Phincham, meaning a homeland frequented by finches, finc (Finches) + ham (homestead). west tower, south porch, nave north and south aisles and chancel. Nice early 15th century tower, with stone panelled base course and parapet, and good west doorway and window above. The late 14th century south aisle has gableted set-offs to butresses and flush-panelled battlemented parapet. This is a fine interior with 15th century arcades and five three light clerestory windows. Hammer-beam and arch braced roof with collar, the hammer-beams recumbent angels. Arch-braced south aisle roof with traceried spandrils. Window over chancel arch. Good lofty (coved) screen with very wide entrance arch, with double cusping and pinnacles to transom tracery. The panels below, have no sub base, and are diapered in original colouring. The Norman font was moved here from adjoining ruined church of Saint Michael. It is 2' 7, inches squareand has three arches on each face, with a strip of ornament top and bottom. South side contains the figures of the Virgin and Joseph and manger is below the heads of cattle and a huge star above, the east side shows Magi bringing gifts, the north side Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge, and the west side, Baptism of Our Lord with Saint John the baptist and a bishop.


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