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Finch Foundry

The 'Foundry' is actually a forge opened in 1814 by the Finch family.
The 'Foundry' is actually a forge opened in 1814 by the Finch family.
A waterwheel in action, this one powers the fan which blows air into the hearth, making the fire hot.
A waterwheel in action, this one powers the fan which blows air into the hearth, making the fire hot.
The Roundhouse Tearoom on a soggy day.
The Roundhouse Tearoom on a soggy day.
Our lovely garden.
Our lovely garden.

19th century water powered edge tool works containing original machinery, including unique tilt and drop hammers and three waterwheels all in working order. Regular talks and machinery demonstrations throughout the day.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

National Trust

Address

Sticklepath Okehampton Devon EX20 2NW

  • 01387 840 046
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Open days

Daily 16-24 Feb 1100-1500, 2 Mar-27 Oct 1100-1700. Sat-Sun 2 Nov-22 Dec 1100-1500.

Travel

By Bus: First X9. GW Greyhound 510

By Rail: Exeter St Davids / 20 miles

We are the last remaining 19th Century water powered edge tool manufacturer with tools in working order. Come and see a massive 3/4 tonne tilt hammer in operation, a 90lb drop hammer, shears which can cut hot metal over two inches in diameter and three water wheels which operate it all. From 11.15 to 16.15 there are talks and demonstrations of this machinery which are fun for all the family no matter your knowledge base.
We also have a tearoom on site serving drinks and snacks and a small shop with many known and loved National Trust products available.

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