Finch Foundry - National Trust

Water dripping from the raised channel powering the water wheel which provides the power for making tools at Finch Foundry, Devon
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Set amid beautiful Dartmoor countryside in the village of Sticklepath, this last remaining water-powered forge in England gives a unique insight into village life in the 19th century. In its heyday the foundry made 400 tools a day, including sickles, scythes and shovels for West Country farmers and miners.

Don't miss the demonstrations and tours of the machinery every hour. Watch the large waterwheels driving the tilt hammer and grindstone, and learn about the lives of the foundry owners and workers.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult £3.70
Child £1.85


  • National Trust

Collection details

Archives, Science and Technology, Social History

Finch Foundry - National Trust
Finch Foundry
Nr Okehampton
EX20 2NW




01837 840046


01837 840809

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