Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2NW

Witness the power of water at the last working water powered forge in England. Come and see massive water wheels driving huge hammers, sharp shears and a spinning stone grinding wheel against the beautiful backdrop of Dartmoor. Discover the story spanning 200 years of the Finch family and the rise and fall of one of the biggest tool manufacturers in the West Country. We also have a tearoom on site serving treats and light refreshments as well as a National Trust shop stocking all the usual National Trust goodies. 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. We also have a children's trail aimed at 5-12 year olds.

This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/finch-foundry
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Date last modified: 12th May 2014 at 11:17

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