Finch Foundry

On the way home from our camping trip in Cornwall we stopped off to see Finch Foundry, a 19th century water-powered forge which has been owned by the National Trust since 1994……this is the last working water-powered forge in England :)

The foundry was used to produce agricultural and mining hand tools and inside you can see many of the gadgets they used to make things; all powered by the water wheels…’s pretty cool looking and must have been really advanced for its time ^^

There’s a small museum space upstairs which tells the story of the family owned and run business, and you can see volunteers demonstrating metal work techniques throughout the day.


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