Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Stagg – 29 Aug 1825

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Aug 1825
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Robert Stagg
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 29 August 1825

Rt Stagg Esqr

Marton House – Appleby

      Measures are in progress to apply to Parliament next Session, to obtain an Act for a Turnpike Road from Cows Hill in Weardale, down Allendale to join the Turnpike above Hexham, in which is included a branch road from it, at Allendale Town, leading up West Allen past Coalcleugh & to join the Turnpike at Nenthead. – As this branch will shorten your Lead Carriage from Nenthead Mill downwards and give other facilities advantageous to your Establishments, may I hope Your Company will subscribe a sum towards completing so desirable an object – Colonel Beaumont has subscribed £5000 and others have Contributed under the impression that the Tolls will yield, upon the Estimate of the Cost, an Interest of 4 ½ p[er]c[ent] p[er]ann[u]m; but We are still short of the sum required by Parliament on the introduction of the Bill, which is 2/3rds of the amount. –

      I shall be happy to receive your favorable answer, and to afford, thro’ Mr W Crawhall, any further information that you may require.

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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