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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

Plus Code: 9C6VVJ4V+77

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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Furnace House

Bastle house,dated 1639 with initials T K on byre entrance lintel;extended in late C17 and remodelled in early C18(1710(?)date on jamb of first floor door).Large rubble with dressings, stone slate roof.Bastle two storeys,three bays.Off-centre doorway,partly blocked,with chamfered surround;first-floor door directly above with tooled jambs and lintel.To left small first-floor window in tooled stone surround,to right small ground-floor window and larger first-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 first 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

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