Common Time 2019

A. Chernocke House (Furley's)

 House Master  

House Master:
Mr James Fox jrf@wincoll.ac.uk

Assistant Housemaster:
Mr Matthew Rogers


Mrs Karen Palmer

(01962) 621 301
(01962) 621 311

Chernocke House
St. Cross Road
SO23 9QP

House Letter: A

Furley's Dining Room Furley's Garden Furley's Garden

Chernocke is the oldest boarding house at Winchester. It celebrated the 150th anniversary of its foundation in 2009. For its first 43 years it was located in St Thomas Street in the city but in 1912 moved to its current location on the corner of St Cross Road and Romans Road.

Founded by The Revd H.J. Wickham, the first Housemaster (1859-1888), it is formally known as Chernocke House - its previous address in St Thomas Street - but informally referred to as Furley's after the third Housemaster, J.S. Furley (1894-1909). It accommodates 60 boys in a recently refurbished house featuring a separate Sixth Book Common Room.

James Fox took over as Housemaster of Furley's in September 2013. He teaches Biology and was for some years Master in Charge of Rowing. He is married to Elizabeth, a graduate and teacher of Theology, they have two children.