Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2NW
We are the last working water-powered forge in England. Come and experience 19th Century working life with the sights, sounds and smells of the Victorian era. Our trip hammers are over 200 years old and one of them still runs, demonstrations of the machinery take place at quarter past the hour. We have a shop and small tearoom on-site serving snacks and refreshments. Come and learn about early industry and the Victorian era and see some of their amazing inventions actually working. Learn about the trials and tribulations of being a Victorian child and life in a water mill.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
The entrance to the property is narrow, around 7 feet and 8 feet high. There are some steps of medium difficulty in the property. The site is partially accessable to wheelchairs, wheelchair users please phone ahead so we can be ready to welcome you. Assistance dogs are welcome, however loud noises occur during the demonstration.
Max 30 people per tour/event.
When travelling along the A30 look for the signs for Finch Foundry/Sticklepath. Look out for our signs along the road to Sticklepath as we have a concealed entrance. The archway is narrow and around 8 feet high so is unsuitable for large vehicles, but there is usually parking space on the road. There is a local bus stop served by buses from Okehampton and Newton Abbot. Map link.
Date last modified: 12th June 2013 at 13:31