Dean Forge was established by Michael Chew in 1969 in the small village of Dean Prior nestling on the edge of Dartmoor.
Robert Herrick, the Royalist poet was vicar of Dean Prior during the 17th Century and the village is still an attraction for many devotees of his work, much of it written at Dean Prior.
In 1978, when Dean Forge first designed and marketed woodburning stoves, the very local nature of this business was reflected in the name of the range – Herrick Stoves.
Dean Forge has always been a family run business. Michael, his sons and other dedicated long standing local members of staff have amassed vast expertise and experience in manufacturing and installing wood and multi-fuel stoves.
All Dean Stoves are manufactured at Dean Forge in Devon with the cast iron door cast in a British foundry.