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HER Number:MDV68746
Name:Furzebrook House or Gamberlake House, Axminster


Furzebrook House depicted on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. It became known as Gamberlake House in the 20th century. Formerly the site of a workhouse referred to in 18th century documents


Grid Reference:SY 293 979
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/382

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKHOUSE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)
  • HOUSE (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Recorded as House, Garden and Field (plot 1051) on the Axminster Tithe Apportionment.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Furzebrook marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map comprising a large irregular shaped house with a glass house adjacent and further buildings and pump to the north and wooded gardens to the south.

Cornish, R., 1930 - 1931, Axminster Churchwardens' Accounts, 380 (Article in Serial). SDV131252.

In 1738 the lease of a workhouse was taken by the churchwardens of Axminster in 1738. An old map of 1770 shows the workhouse in garden of Gamberlake House which was built later.

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

Marked as Gamberlake House.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV131252Article in Serial: Cornish, R.. 1930 - 1931. Axminster Churchwardens' Accounts. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 16. Unknown. 380.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #98896 ]
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV18568Related to: Axminster Union Workhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 6:54AM