The old church was rebuilt in 1862-3 by Stevens and Robinson. The only medieval feature remaining in the building is a Romanesque tympanum belonging to the S doorway but rebuilt into the interior N wall of the aisle.
Findern (or Finderne) is recorded in the Domesday Book. In 1066 its lord was the king and it was worth £25. William I included it as part of a gift to Burton Abbey and by 1086 it was worth £10. The church was a chapel of Mickel-Over.
The relocated tympanum is crude in nature and badly damaged. Along the base is a frieze of saltire ornament. The centre field is filled with a cross pattée, with scaling either side. The circumference of the tympanum is a roll, mostly destroyed at the apex, with two crude humanoid figures as rudimentary stops.
J.C. Cox, Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire Vol. 4: The hundred of Morleston and Litchurch: and general supplement, Chesterfield, London, Derby 1877, 312-315.
C. Hartwell, N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, New Haven and London 2016, 400.