Finch Foundry

Important notice -

Finch Foundry, shop and tearoom will be closed tomorrow, Sunday 18 March due to snow and ice. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

The last working water-powered forge in England

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.

The summerhouse, Finch Foundry, Devon

The peace and quiet of the cottage garden 

A small and compact cottage garden - a perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Upcoming events

Classic cars

Sat 28 Apr 2018
We're welcoming classic cars of all ages and descriptions to Finch Foundry to be displayed against the striking backdrop of Dartmoor. If you're interested in taking part, please get in touch.

Motorcycle day

Sat 26 May 2018
A wide range of motorcycles from throughout the ages to the modern day on display on Foundry meadow. Come along and meet some friends or make some new ones. All motorcycles welcome.

Women in the industrial workplace

Sun 01 Jul 2018
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.

Vintage Tractors and Stationary Engine Day

Sun 15 Jul 2018
A brilliant range of tractors and engines on display, showing early steam and engines at their best, along with all the amazing sights, sounds and smells that these workhorses of a bygone era bring.

Rural Skills and Crafts Fair

Sun 02 Sep 2018
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.
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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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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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The Finch family, Finch Foundry, Devon

Meet the family 

The family behind the foundry - meet the main players in the Finch empire.

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

Our collections

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