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Finch Foundry

Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
+44 1837 840046
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Wonderful so interesting

This foundry is powered by a large water wheel ,we had a demonstration by a blacksmith really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gillian H
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A glimpse into our indudtrial past

This is a fine example of industrial heritage being kept alive. There was a mill on this site long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
spacetraveller1001
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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“national trust” (23 reviews)
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Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This foundry is powered by a large water wheel ,we had a demonstration by a blacksmith really interesting and another demo of the huge hammers and a metal knife cutter to cut any metal. This is a really interesting place and it all Still works...More

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fine example of industrial heritage being kept alive. There was a mill on this site long before the Finch family took it over and started a forge making edge tools. They then harnessed the power of water to introduce larger and more...More

Thank spacetraveller1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a drink with a group of friends. Cafe had a nice selection of cakes and tea. Garden is well kept.

Thank Oluwabukola O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Water powered forge. Multiple wheels multiple uses for the power. Great blacksmith demo using a hammer only, working trip hammers and cutters - great to see.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative Plenty to see and learn inside Demonstrations excellent. A good amount of picnic space outside. Only caution:do be careful when driving through the arch to the car park as the width of the archway is narrow. Thank you for the people who went...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem. Demonstration of the machinery on the hour by a knowledgeable guide, really enjoyed this insight into a traditional manufacturing fir,

Thank Mr_H_10
Reviewed 8 September 2017

With National Trust properties you expect a quality trip into the past, here you will not be disappointed, this is a working museum with demonstrations of the metal working together with a tour of the foundry working and water wheel. There is a museum full...More

Thank DS4-Charisma
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Keeping the history of the foundry alive with demonstrations still using water power to drive machinery. The blacksmiths explaining the process as they worked. Watching the waterwheels - all three of them - and listening to the sounds was like stepping back in time. A...More

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Previously a family run Foundry producing tools for the farming and mining industries, it now houses a collection of old tools but importantly provides daily demonstrations of the forging process using the waterwheel. The car park access is very narrow but on this Wednesday afternoon...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Access and exit bit tight , don't let this put you off. Great talk about the foundry by Bob. Good place to visit on the way to Cornwall or Devon.

Thank D38lawn
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loxley108
17 July 2017|
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Response from kevinackford_62 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they do, they have them at set times during the day and will give you the times when you arrive.
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Greenle
5 September 2015|
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Response from Garry Andre A | Reviewed this property |
We only had a cup of tea , but beware , Do Not try the pub over the road , it was disgusting and dirty
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332ay
10 June 2015|
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Response from LichenMoss | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome in all areas except for the tea room. If the weather is good you can sit outside with your dog in the garden adjacent to the outdoor tea room. I don't know if there is anywhere to tie your dog whilst you... More
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