Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 29 Jun 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jun 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   29  June 1770

Sir      Since we talked of building an Additional Peat house at Rookhope Mill I have been considering that as no one goes thither but from Weardale Mine and as Sir Walter is not likely to obtain a renewal of the Lease, from the Bishop, of those Mines, it will be more prudent to let the Building alone - which I desire you will do and that you will make Sufficient provision in time every year, of peats and other Fuel, that we may never be any more at a Stand as we are at present.  I have Countermanded the Wood you ordered for the peat house.       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