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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1045402
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240349
Location: West Allen, Northumberland, NE47
Civil Parish: West Allen
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Whitfield and Ninebanks
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NY 75 SE
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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