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Finch Foundry, Sticklepath

Location
Grid reference: SX 641 940
OS sheet: 191
Postcode: EX20 2NW
4 miles E of Okehampton, signposted in the centre of Sticklepath, off A30.

A unique, 19th century working water-powered forge. Four waterwheels drive machinery, which includes a 250-year-old tilt hammer, drop hammer, fan, shears and grinding wheels, all demonstrated daily. Worked, producing edge tools, until 1960. Now owned by the National Trust.

Opening times
Mid-March to October, daily, 11.00-17.00. 

National Mills Weekend opening times
Saturday & Sunday, 11.00-17.00.

Contact
Roger Boney, Custodian, tel. 01837 840046.

Email
finchfoundry@nationaltrust.org.uk

Web site
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/finch-foundry/