Letter – Joseph Roddam to George Crawhall – 8 Jan 1842

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Jan 1842
Correspondent: Joseph Roddam
Recipient: George Crawhall
Archive Source: NRO 2762
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                                                        					Newtown 8th Jany 1842

Dear Sir

              As the Stanhope Township had done a great deal and wish to complete the New Road to Shorngate as soon as possible and think by continuing the Work during the  Winter whenever the Weather permits the ultimate cost will be less than by contracts and be in Spring <season> when Work is more plentiful.

      The general expenditure of this Township was taken into consideration at the meeting of the Board for Repair of Highways yesterday at Stanhope, we find from this and other causes connected with your present Rookhope carriage, that the Rates for this year is going to exceed what the Board could wish.  It was therefore suggested at the Meeting that the three Gentlmn who were chosen on the part of Stanhope Township to settle matters connected with that Road, should be requested to wait upon you & desire that you would take the matter into consideration & use your endeavours to procure for the Township an advance of such part of the promised assistance from Mr Beaumont as you may deem proper, according to the Work done.

      In consequence of this resolution of the Meeting I proposed to write you on the subject thinking it might answer the same purpose as a deputation waiting upon you.

      I am Dear Sir Your Obed. Servt

      Jos Roddam

To Geo Crawhall Esq

New House/ Weardale

[On outer cover:]


No. 8. 1839 -42

Mem[orand]a relating to the Rookhope Road in Weardale (completion of it to Shorngate etc )

T. S. 


ALLENHEADS OFFICE.                
NRO 2762 Box C97

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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