Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Maughan – 11 Feb 1768

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Feb 1768
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Thos Maughan at Newhouse Weardale                                    Newca[stle] 11 Febry 1768


When the Weather will permit, I desire you will enquire whether all workings of every Sort, are discontinued at Rispy W[es]t & E[as]t Brakensike, Longwell, West and East Searsike, all in Rookhope; being the veins which were let to Rogers Hudson and Ord and how long it is since they were so discontinued Also whether any and what additions or Alterations have been made to Featherstons house at Rispy since the said Groves were left off working – to whom it is that he pays rent for that house and how much it is Yearly – whether this house stands upon the Waist or in an inclosed pasture & lastly that you will let me know what use it is thought they are going to convert this house to for I think it was said they intended it for a public house. Inclosed is an Extract from the Lease of the above mines which I don’t think is so worded that discontinuing working would forfeit them. 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