Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Emerson – 20 Oct 1801

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Oct 1801
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Emerson
Archive Source: TWA DF.HUG 149
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Mr. Thos. Emerson				N.Castle 20th. Octr. 1801

Newhouse Weardale         

Mr. T. Emerson

      I understand it is intended that Application shall be made to Parliament, to divide & enclose Bollyhope Common, I desire that you will without Loss of time inform me how far Coln. Beaumont will be interested in such Division & point out to me the probable Advantage or Disadvantage which may arise from it to his Mine Concerns in Weardale.-

      I am very sorry to observe that the Ore from Weardale still comes to the Mills in as foul and Bad a State as ever; if this is not remedied and that very soon, some other Measures must be adopted; we are very much deceived in our Calculations on the Quantity of Ore raised, when 1/5th & sometimes 1/4th is Stone & Dirt; this Evil I am informed is not the Case at the Mines of the Lead Company, I am sorry that it is at Coln. Beaumonts.   I am &c.- J.E.B.

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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