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Welcome to the web site of the Finmere Parish Council

The village of Finmere is a small, rural community of approx. 400 inhabitants, located on the borders of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, in the UK.
Adjacent to the village is the Buckinghamshire hamlet of Little Tingewick.

Finmere lies within the county district of Cherwell and the name 'Finmere', is understood to mean "pool frequented by woodpeckers" (Source - The New Oxfordshire Village book).

The village boasts, one Public house (The Red Lion), one 14th century church (St Michael & All Angels), one Primary school, one Cricket team and one Football team.

To the south of the village lies the site of the Finmere airfield (RAF operational 1942/45). The airfield is now occasionally used for light aircraft and hang gliders, sheep grazing and occasional Sunday markets and Car boot sales.

A section of the Roman road (Bicester / Towcester) runs to the east of the village and forms the boundary between Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Select here for a comprehensive history of Finmere.

A description of, and background to Finmere, may also be found on the Finmere page at Wikipedia

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church in winter

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valley road

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Finmere Primary School