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Churchill Forge

Churchill Lane | Between Kidderminster and Stourbridge, Churchill DY10 3LX, England
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What a super place!

Visited this Forge, a waterwheel driven ‘factory ‘ on Sunday. Supported by the family and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Candy C
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Right on my doorstep and didn’t know it

We saw a sign off the road for this today so stopped by, we really enjoyed the visit, great history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jacqui7206
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West Midlands
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Churchill Forge is a waterwheel powered hand tool forge, one of the last four remaining in the UK. The site dates from around 1800, with the workshop machinery dating from the early 1900s. There are two working waterwheels, made sometime in the 1800s, both 17' in diameter. These turn on open days. The heavy wheel drives a crocodile shear in the yard, and line shafting in the workshop. The line shafting powers the two pneumatic hammers, press and drop stamp. The forge is a small industrial museum with no cafe or toilet facilities. Site access is via a flight of steep steps, with uneven flooring and further steps in the workshop and yard. The forge is open on selected days during the summer. See the forge website for details. Private group visits by arrangement.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Churchill Lane | Between Kidderminster and Stourbridge, Churchill DY10 3LX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this Forge, a waterwheel driven ‘factory ‘ on Sunday. Supported by the family and volunteers it’s is open a few days every year and it is so worth a visit. Despite its rather haphazard slightly neglected look you get a real feel of how...More

Thank Candy C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a sign off the road for this today so stopped by, we really enjoyed the visit, great history and so well represented by the staff, it won’t take you long to go around but it’s amazing to see how the water wheels work....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent great couple of hours today at the forge. Great little historic place and the only working forge of its type in the country. The volunteers are fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable including Eddie who has one of the jobs fixing it. Lovely setting and nice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with wife and daughter. Super place like a time warp. Recommended for history buffs and aspiring engineers.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Finally got to visit this water powered forge which is only open to the public a few days a year (see website for dates). The forge is run by a passionate group of volunteers who are gradually restoring and researching items present on site. You...More

Thank NAS1965
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

The last functioning water mill in the area, a good afternoon out to see how tools used to be made. Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers. And excellent homemade cake in the well tended gardens. Have been 3 times now, will go again!

Thank Sarah0603
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

interesting old working forge showing how things were done years ago good way to spend a couple of hours.interesting to see how the water wheel drove all the machinery

Thank michael t
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

A water mill with two water wheels,well worth a visit by anyone wishing to see a mill as they used to be.All the volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable,I had the pleasure to have a great conversation with the last full time millers daughter.Teas and...More

Thank Anthony B
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Well worth a visit if you are interested in finding out more about the local industrial heritage. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. It was wonderful to see the old water wheels working just as they would have done many years...More

Thank sylvia_ofarrell
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you like black smithing, water wheels, old machinery, old industrial buildings you will love it. Volunteer staff very helpful. Place needs a bit of a tidy up blitzing really - but amazed that something like this has survived. Worth a visit if in the...More

Thank David L
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