SMANNELL PARISH COUNCIL

 

Finkley

Originally a forested area favoured by Royalty and gentry for hunting.  Its name maybe derived from the Old English ‘Finaca Leah’ meaning ‘the wood of finches’.  Finkley Manor Farmhouse is documented since 1238 as Fynknel. 

Near Finkley Farm a Roman dwelling house was excavated in 1871 and there are two Iron Age barrows in fields nearby.