Visit Finedon and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Finedon, Northamptonshire, is a fairly large village with most of the newer buildings on one side and the older ones on the other. Scattered around are curiously decorated ironstone Victorian houses and cottages, built by the last squire of the village, Mr Mackworth Dolben, whose three sons all died tragically.
The Bell Inn is claimed to be the oldest licensed house in England, for it is on a site where an inn has been since 1042. On the road to Thrapston is the Round Tower, commemorating the Battle of Waterloo.
Near the church, which is at the far end of the village on a steep slope, is Thingdon Cottage, a curious building of several different heights. The Hall, the stone Vicarage and the schools are all of the same period. Finedon Hall has a courtyard with embattled walls, and the house has fine ornamental gables, on the walls of which are the two shields of the families of Mackworth and Dolben.
Reached through a lych-gate is the Church of St Mary, standing in a churchyard with hollies and yews. It is of dark ironstone, built in the 14th century, with a large tower and a graceful spire rising to about 133 ft. There are lancets in the belfry, which has gargoyles at each corner, and inside, across the nave in front of the chancel, is an unusual strainer arch. The font is Norman and the 18th century organ-case is by Shrider. The pews, which are original, have traceried panelling. In a room over the porch is an l8th century theological library.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Achurch, Aldwincle, Burton Latimer, Chelveston, Cogenhoe, Cranford, Denford, Desborough, Earls Barton, Farndish, Geddington, Grafton Underwood, Great Addington, Great Billing, Great Doddington, Grendon, Higham Ferrers, Irchester, Irthlingborough, Isham, Islip, Kettering, Knotting, Loddington, Lowick, Melchbourne, Orlingbury, Overstone, Pilton, Podington, Pytchley, Raunds, Ringstead, Riseley, Rothwell, Rushden, Rushton, Shelton, Souldrop, Strixton, Sudborough, Sywell, Thorpe Waterville, Thrapston, Titchmarsh, Twywell, Wadenhoe, Walgrave, Weekley, Wellingborough, Whiston, Wilby, Wollaston, Woodford, Wymington, Yelden
Have you decided to visit Finedon or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Finedon bed and breakfast (a Finedon B&B or Finedon b and b)
- a Finedon guesthouse
- a Finedon hotel (or motel)
- a Finedon self-catering establishment, or
- other Finedon accommodation