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Furnace House, West Allen

Description: Furnace House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240349

OS Grid Reference: NY7719051266
OS Grid Coordinates: 377190, 551266
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8557, -2.3568

Location: West Allen, Northumberland NE47 8DQ

Locality: West Allen
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE47 8DQ

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Listing Text


14/232 Furnace House


Bastle house, dated 1639 with initials T K on byre entance lintel; extended
in late C17 and remodelled in early C18 (1710(?) date on jamb of 1st floor
door). Large rubble with dressings, stone slate roof. Bastle 2 storeys,
3 bays. Off-centre doorway, partly blocked, with chamfered surround; lst-floor
door directly above with tooled jambs and lintel. To left small lst-floor
window in tooled stone surround, to right small ground-floor window and larger
lst-floor window. Left extension has doorway with wood lintel and to left a
small window with wood frame. Right return has ground-floor door and small
attic window with wood frame. Outshuts to rear.

Interior: bastle byre entrance has chamfered triangular head. Bastle has
internal set-back on rear (north) wall at 1st floor level, remains of C18
corbelled fireplace at east end and central collar-beam roof truss with
slightly curved principals. The gable end of the extension shows the remains
of a saltbox rebated for a door and a pair of corbels for the original stack.
Empty and derelict at time of survey.
The house has historical connections with early lead smelting. in the area,
as well as being a rare example of a dated bastle.

Listing NGR: NY7718751268

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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