Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 24 Jul 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jul 1770
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To     Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                       Newcas.   24  July 1770

Sir      as to a little house for Cinders which you propose to have built at Rookhope Mill, I cannot judge whether it is prudent to build it as you do not say what it will cost - I should think you might do for the Time, to come in the Lease of Weardale Mine, as well as you have done for that that is past - but if there is any Material Advantage to be had by such a Cover for the Cinders and 10, 15 or even £20 will do it I have no Objections.  

     I would have you send the Lead to be made of the Killhope Ore, at Dukesfield as was Allanhead Mill, to Blaydon, as we shall want Lead for that Refinery.                  I am etc    HR

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467