Finch Foundry

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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.

Child playing with a conker in autumn at Stourhead, Wiltshire

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.

Autumn in the garden at 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

Hallowe'en fun at Finch

Sun 29 Oct 2017
Spooky stories in the Foundry

St Clement's Day

Sat 18 Nov 2017
Celebrate the patron saint of blacksmiths with us here, with blacksmiths from all over converging 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...

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.
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Cream tea at Trerice

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.

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

Our collections

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