Finch Foundry (National Trust)
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.
Industrial heritage site
- National Trust
Rural Crafts and Skills Day
Exhibition and demonstrations by Devon crafts people
Normal admission charges apply.
Booking Not Needed.
Ffi contact: Finch Foundry, 01837 840046, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rural crafts and skills day
Free exhibition and demonstrations by Devon crafts people. For further information email email@example.com or telephone 01837 840046.,
- Any age
Free event (normal admission charges apply)
Jazz on the Lawn
An afternoon of jazz featuring one of the Westcountry's best bands - The Plough Boys.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions on the day and bring a picnic.
£8.00. Usual property admission prices apply. 01837 840046.
St Clement's Day
Blacksmiths from across the country meet in competition to celebrate Blacksmiths' Saints Day. See the 'firing of the anvil' and the blacksmiths in action. The shop will be open for Christmas shopping. A great free day out for all the family.
Free. Property admission charge does not apply.