Finch Foundry

Things to see

Activities

Upcoming events

Halloween fun at Finch

Tue 23 Oct 2018
11:00-16:30
Children's trail and shop open for some early festive shopping. 28 October only - the fiery furnaces of Finch present a spooky backdrop for some scary stories, spooky costumes welcome. Donations towards the story teller welcome.

St Clement's Day

Sat 24 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
Celebrate the patron saint of blacksmiths with us. Blacksmiths from all over converge 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 tearoom.
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Eating

A bowl of squash soup

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

Hay knife produced at Finch Foundry, Devon

Tools for the autumn 

As the seasons changed from summer to autumn, so the type of tools the forge made changed too.

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