Finedon Local History Society Headquarters


Finedon Local History Society  unofficial website

The Official Site can now be found at

Society Events Programme for 2017 now available see menu above

Finedon Local History Society.

Finedon is a civil parish and village in the Borough of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. With a population at the 2001 census of 4,188 people.  In 1086 when the Domesday Book was completed, Finedon was a large royal manor, previously held by Queen Edith. At this time, the village was known as Tingdene. This originates from the Old English words þing meaning assembly or meeting, and Denu meaning valley or vale. Tingdene and the later version, Thingdon, were used until the early nineteenth century, when finally Finedon became the commonly accepted version. The importance of Finedon, at the time of the Domesday Book is clear. With a population of 102, it was one of only four towns listed with a population greater than 50 in Northamptonshire.

Finedon Local History Society      2017 Exhibition

Our 2017 exhibition, Lt William Mackworth Dolben RN & the Volta Tower is currently on loan to  the Wellingborough Museum

The Society

Finedon’s History Society, founded in 2000, is a group of dedicated local historians who’s aim is to record the rich history of Finedon and to keep the town’s past alive.

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The Heritage center and museum is located in the friends Meeting House on the High Street. Map >>>


The Society run  two themed exhibitions each year.
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 
2 – 4 pm.