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On 4th August 1738, a fire broke out at a Baking Office in Fakenham. Before it could be extinguished, about 26 Dwelling Houses, a Malting Office, Barns and other Out-Houses were destroyed. The Church caught light several times but owing to the diligence of the Inhabitants it was often happily extinguished and received very little damage.

A report received 18th August 1738 by the Newcastle Chronicle claimed that the greater part of Fakenham was in flames and that the fire had almost demolished the Church. It was hoped that the news was not as bad as reported.