Finch Foundry

Inside Finch Foundry, Devon

Learn about Victorian industry in Sticklepath 

To have all your questions answered about the history of Finch Foundry a visit is a must, but this will give you an idea.


Upcoming events

Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 10 Apr 2020
A trail themed around birds and flower blooms, to enjoy over the Easter weekend.

Classic car day

Sat 25 Apr 2020
Amazing cars of all ages. With so many on show you’re sure to see something new, bold or beautiful. If you’d like to bring along your classic please do ask.

Motorcycle day

Sat 16 May 2020
An astounding array of motorcycles from throughout the ages to the modern day on display. Come along and meet some friends or make some new ones. All motorcycles welcome.

Rural skills and crafts fair

Sun 06 Sep 2020
The fair will help you get an idea of the historical crafts and skills which used to frequent the landscape of Dartmoor and to meet the people who keep them alive for all to see.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 19 Sep 2020
Visit Finch Foundry, the last working water-powered forge in England, for free as part of the Heritage Open Day scheme.

Halloween fun at Finch

Sat 24 Oct 2020
The fiery furnaces of Finch present a spooky backdrop for a fun Halloween trail. From Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov.
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Bowl of pumpkin soup, with bread roll accompaniment

The best service station off the A30 

The tea-room's a good place to have a break from your journey, or meet up with family and friends.

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What's new?

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Our work

Ben Shapcott, Foundry Manager, Finch Foundry, Devon

A typical day, or not so typical day 

A Foundry Manager needs a myriad of skills and great flexibility to face the challenges of an average day.

 Newly planted flowerbed coming to life, Finch Foundry, Devon

A garden of two parts 

Find out more about the history of the garden at Finch.

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The Finch's

Shearing hook on display at Finch Foundry, Devon

Tools for the job 

A tool for every job.

Tools on display at Finch Foundry, Devon

The missing 34 years 

What happened to Finch Foundry when the Finch family business closed down?

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Art and collections

Rebecca's chair, Finch Foundry, Devon

Rebecca's chair 

Rebecca Finch owned and ran Finch Foundry from 1885 to 1891. Although this was a short period of time, Rebecca made big changes to the business.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Finch Foundry on the National Trust Collections website