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The last working water-powered forge in England

The doorway to Dartmoor's industrial past. Enter Finch Foundry to experience the sights, sounds and smells of three thundering water wheels powering massive hammers, shears and sharpening stone. These fuelled one of the South West's most successful edge tool factories which, at its peak, produced around 400 edge tools a day. Get an insight into the life of workers in the 19th century and learn about the enterprising Finch family.

Make the most of your visit

  • See our demonstrations and witness the machinery in action
  • Learn about the family
  • Go walking and explore North Dartmoor
  • Relax in the garden with the tranquil sound of flowing water

Find something special in our shop

In our shop you'll find a wide range of interesting products including food, books, outdoor goods and gifts.  Everyone's sure to find a perfect reminder of their visit, or gift for a friend.

Delicious treats in our tea-room

Stop off for a delicious treat in the tea-room situated in our lovely cottage garden.  There's lots to choose from, we have drinks, ice cream, and hot and cold snacks available for your delectation.

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