Finch Foundry

Important notice -

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However, Finch Foundry is closed.

The last working water-powered forge in England

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Finch Foundry

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 at Finch Foundry 

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

Finch Foundry

History

The Finch's

A billhook being used for hedging

Tools for the job 

Spring time tools for farmers, thatchers and gardeners.

Tools on display at Finch Foundry, Devon

The missing 34 years 

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

Finch Foundry

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