Letter – Nicholas Walton to Christopher Bell – 16 Nov 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Nov 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Christopher Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Chrisr.  Bell.                           				Farnacres 16th November 1770

Mr Bell

      As soon as our other Business would permit we took under our consideration the Lead Carriage between Langley Lead Mill and the Hospitals Warehouse in Newcastle and have determined to make an advance of One Penny Per Piece, the prices and conditions as below and you are desired to acquaint all the Carriers with this alteration.  We are Sir your most Hble Servts

      Nich Walton Junr

             J Smeaton

PS You must inform the Carriers that the Lead Carriage from the Mill will be Stopped at Christmas til the whole of the Lead delivered to that time shall be got to Newcastle and the sooner the Carriers get that done the better for them as we shall make a clear Pay immediately afterwards, let the Time be when it will.

                                                        Per piece d

From Langley Mill to Hexham                               4 1/2

From Hexham to warehouse in Newcastle                     9 1/2

From Hexham to Newburn                                    8 1/2

  NB The Bankage at Newburn must be paid out of the 8 1/2d

From Newburn to the Warehouse at Newcastle                1

The above alteration to take place from last pay

Duplicate of the above sent Mr Mulcaster at same time.

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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