Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 23 Sep 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Sep 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To John Ibbetson Esqr. (A Part). 				Farnacres 23rd September 1770


      The Carriers of the Hospitals Lead have lately been obstructed in passing along the Glenwelt Turnpike Road near Hexham in their way from Langley Mill to that place but we are in hopes of getting the matter very soon settled: we notwithstanding think it necessary to acquaint the Board with what has been done as the Directors may think it proper to be advised further. A Case has been Stated by the Hospitals Solicitors in this part of the Country and laid before Councellor Fawcett who has given an Opinion in consequence of which we have wrote to the Secretary of the said Road a Copy of the Letter to the Secretary and of the Case & Opinion you have inclosed and we shall be glad what we have done is approved by the Board.

The Act for the Glenwelt Road was passed in the <_> of George the Second and is intituled ‘An Act for Repairing and Widening the Road leading from a part of the Road (directed to be repaired by an Act passed, in the last Session of Parliament from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne) near Glenwelt to another part of the said Road so making from Carlisle to Newcastle ) upon Shildon Common in the County of Northumberland.

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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