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Latitude: 50.6359 / 50°38'9"N
Longitude: -2.0584 / 2°3'30"W
OS Eastings: 395963
OS Northings: 81805
OS Grid: SY959818
Mapcode National: GBR 33N.2D9
Mapcode Global: FRA 67KD.CVS
Entry Name: Furzeman's House
Listing Date: 20 November 1959
Last Amended: 10 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1230731
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109303
Location: Corfe Castle, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20
Civil Parish: Corfe Castle
Built-Up Area: Corfe Castle
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Corfe Castle St Edward the Martyr
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
CORFE CASTLE WEST STREET (East side)
SY 95 81
8/151 No. 51 (Furzeman's House)
20.11.59 (formerly listed as Old
Detached house. Late medieval origin, of open-hall form. Altered c1600 by insertion
of chimneys and upper floors. Rubble stone walls, stone slate roofs with coped
gables; stone end stacks and one right of door. 3 room and cross-passage plan.
2 storeys. Gabled porch. Inner oak ledged door of c1600 in 4-centred arched
opening. Ground floor has 3 stone mullioned windows with lead lights and hoodmoulds
(one a restoration) and one small casement with glazing bars. First floor has 2
stone mullioned windows with lead lights, one casement with centre horizontal bar
and one C20 casement. C20 lean-to at left end with artificial stone slate roof
and ledged door. Internally, parlour, at right end, has large open fireplace With
stone 4-centred arch. Deep chamfered and stopped ceiling beams. c1600 oak panelled
partition between parlour and hall. Hall has large open fireplace, with stone 4-centred
arch, backing on to cross-passage, and deep chamfered ceiling beams. 4-centred
arched doorway from hall to cross-passage. Original kitchen, left of passage, has
large open fireplace with stone 4-centred arch, part built up, and chamfered ceiling
beam. Timber-framed partition on first floor, with 4-centred arched doorway. Room
over hall has stone fireplace with 4-centred arch. Roof of jointed cruck construction.
Central truss of original 2-bay hall has curved struts - this just south of the
inserted central chimney stack. No evidence of smoke-blackening - hall apparently
unheated. (RCHM, Monument 96. Dorset. Vol. II).
Listing NGR: SY9596381805
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