Fincham lies on the A122 east of
The Reverend Robert Forby (1759-1825) - who wrote The
Vocabulary of East Anglia - was once rector in the
village. The book, published after his death in 1830,
was an important record of the Norfolk dialect.
Robert Forby © Norfolk Museums
Forby was born at Stoke Ferry and was educated in
King's Lynn and at Caius College Cambridge. He held
livings at Horningtoft, Barton Bendish and Wereham
before moving to Fincham in 1801; he remained as rector
his death in 1825.
Here is an extract from his book: