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Furnace House

A Grade II Listed Building in West Allen, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.8557 / 54°51'20"N

Longitude: -2.3568 / 2°21'24"W

OS Eastings: 377190

OS Northings: 551266

OS Grid: NY771512

Mapcode National: GBR CDZ9.K5

Mapcode Global: WH91P.R6XX

Entry Name: Furnace House

Listing Date: 23 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045402

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240349

Location: West Allen, Northumberland, NE47

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: West Allen

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Whitfield and Ninebanks

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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