Keys to the Past

Furnace House (West Allen)

This is a 17th century bastle. There is a carving with the date 1639 over the entrance. It was extended in the late 17th century and altered in the early 18th century. It has historical connections with early lead smelting in the area. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N6379
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen


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