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Finch Foundry
Finch Foundry
nr Okehampton

EX20 2NW
Telephone: 01837 840 046

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Overview of collections

Finch Foundry is a 19th cenury forge and an important industrial site housing rare water powered iron working machinery in its original location.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The site is interpreted through trail guides, museum displays and working demonstrations. Displays illustrate the history of ironworking on the site and the community it served, as well as the various types of edge tools produced. The historical development and use of water power is shown in an international context.

Star Objects at this location

Three working water wheels; iron working machinery; edge tools.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Finch Foundry)
There are tools and agricultural equipment from the locality.
Archives Collection (Finch Foundry)
There is a reference library relating to waterpower and ironworking.
Science & Industry Collection (Finch Foundry)
The museum is a 19th century water powered forge for the production of sickles, scythes and shovels. Three working w...

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