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.

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Upcoming events

Motorcycle day

Sat 26 May 2018
11:00-16:00
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.

Rag rug workshop

Fri 01 Jun 2018
11:00-15:00
Take part in a rag rug workshop run by local expert, Debbie Hastings and make a mini rug, beastie or flower to take home.

Women in the industrial workplace

Sun 01 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.

Vintage Tractors and Stationary Engine Day

Sun 15 Jul 2018
11:00-16:00
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.

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.
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Eating

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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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