Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 4 Feb 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Feb 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Bell at Mr Ellis in

Hexham                                                                                       Newcastle 4th Febr[ua]ry 1766

Sir          Sir Lancelot Allgood has applyed to Sir Walter for a leave of the Lead Mill in West Allen formerly granted to Mr Bacon (according to the description here inclosed at sixpence a year) & whose Lease expires at Mayday next. Sir Lance[lo]t wants a further Liberty of erecting a Refining house upon the premises. Now what I would desire of you is to take a view any time between this & May day, of this Mill & the ground let along with it & to let me know whether the description inclosed is a proper one, & such as is known at this daye whether the enjoyment is at present according to this description and whether the peathouse  which I think you said is called waterhouse & for wch a rent of 5s.0d a year is paid amongst the rents of the Allendale grieveship can be deemed to be with in these premises with any other observations that may occur to you upon this matter. I shall think it necessary to have your answer to this letter before any Lease can be granted to Sir Lanc[elo]t. 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