Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 28 May 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 May 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                         Newcas.   28 May 1771

Sir      I reced your Letter about Mr Surtees’s having discharged the Lead wains from coming thro his Lane at Apperley which I suppose he has a right to do so as I have been told the Wain men have always paid a Yearly Acknowledgement for Way leave   -  but This you will learn best from Them.  it is well for us that there is a highway & that it is not much about  -  I think not quite a quar[ter] of a Mile.   I commend the pains you have taken to get it repaired & after you have got all the Information you can about the parish boundaries and got as much done at the road as you can by them that are willing to join in the repair of it I should be glad to see you here to consider of what is to be done to remove any difficulties that may remain in our way; for we must have the Lead down in time; whatever it cost.

     I hope the Rookhope Carriers are setting to work briskly, without any further Scruples.                  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