Finch Foundry

Finch Foundry, Devon

The Finch Foundry experience 

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

Girl in field looking through binoculars

50 things to do at the Foundry 

The cottage garden is a great place to complete some of the 50 things activities ... you'll be able to see a wide variety of birds and hunt for all sorts of creepy crawlies.

Looking at the back of the foundry from the garden, Finch Foundry, Devon

Fun and games for the summer 

Come rain or shine, there's something to do at Finch Foundry

Upcoming events

Women in the industrial workplace

Sat 21 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
As part of the National Trust's Women in Power national programme, we will be exploring the lives of Emlin and Rebecca Finch - two women who ran the forge and whose reform and hard work created a sustainable and successful business.

Ragrug workshop

Fri 03 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Take part in a rag rug workshop run by local expert, Debbie Hastings and make a mini rug, beastie or flower to take home.

Rag rug workshop

Mon 27 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Take part in a rag rug workshop run by local expert, Debbie Hastings and make a mini rug, beastie or flower to take home.

Rural Skills and Crafts Fair

Sun 02 Sep 2018
11:00-16:00
The fair will display a range of historical crafts and skills which used to frequent the landscape of Dartmoor and give you an opportunity to meet the people who keep them alive for all to see.

Hallowe'en fun at Finch

Sun 28 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Spooky stories in the Foundry

St Clement's Day

Sat 24 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
Celebrate the patron saint of blacksmiths with us here, with blacksmiths from all over converging to compete and have some fun. There will be demonstrations, big bangs, items for sale and hopefully a spot of sunshine, along with mince pies in the...
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Eating

Delicious cream tea

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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Shopping

Gifts for all

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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.

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History

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