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.

Activities

Upcoming events

Rural skills and crafts fair

Sun 01 Sep 2019
11:00-16:00
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 21 Sep 2019
11:00-16:00
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

Sun 27 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
The fiery furnaces of Finch present a spooky backdrop for some scary stories and a fun Halloween trail. Donations towards the story teller welcome.

St Clement's Day

Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Celebrate the patron saint of blacksmiths with us, with blacksmiths from all over converging to compete and have some fun. There will be demonstrations, competitions, big bangs, items for sale and mulled apple juice to keep out the cold.
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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.

Replanted flowerbed at Finch Foundry, Devon

A garden of two parts 

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

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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