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 of what to expect.


Upcoming events

Sensory explorer trail

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Are you up for exploring both Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge with all five senses?

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Come and discover Finch Foundry while completing our Easter trail and receive a Cadbury's chocolate egg at the end (while stocks last)

Classic car day

Sat 27 Apr 2019
Amazing cars of all ages. With so many on show you're sure to see something new, bold or beautiful. If you'd like to bring along your classic please do ask.

Motorcycle day

Sat 18 May 2019
An astounding array 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.

Rural skills and crafts fair

Sun 01 Sep 2019
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.

Halloween fun at Finch

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

Turnip hook made at Finch Foundry, Devon

Tools for winter jobs 

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