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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 2017
4th March to end October, daily, 11.00-17.00.  For more details see web site.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 11.00-17.00.

Contact
Ben Shapcott Foundry Manager, tel. 01837 840046.

Email
finchfoundry@nationaltrust.org.uk

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