Letter – Nicholas Walton to Jonathan Hilton – 22 May 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 May 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Jonathan Hilton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Jonat. Hilton.                         Farnacres 22nd May 1770


      Soon after the application of the Lessees of Lead Mines in Alston Moor for the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital to contribute towards the making of Roads for Carriage of the Lead Ore from the Mines we wrote the Secretary of Greenwich Hospt and have the pleasure to inform you that the Board have been pleased to impower  us to contribute Fifty Pounds towards the Expense of the Ore Carriage Roads within the Manor Generally; but to be laid out on the place mentioned to us or elsewhere as shall be found most convenient and there is no doubt we shall fix upon the application of the Money so as to Answer the Purpose of the Request made when we were last in the Moor.   We are

      Sir your most Hble Servt

      Walton & Smeaton

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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