Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 29 Jul 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jul 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster 							Farnacres 29th July 1770

      In addition to what I wrote you about the Lead Carriers I now take the first opportunity of acquainting you that instead of their laying the Lead upon the side of the Nubbock & Ellrington Roads, I think it will be better where leave can be had to lay it within the Hedges of the Grounds adjoining those Roads, as that will prevent any advantages which ill- natured People may take on Acct of the Lead lying in the way of Passengers. As to George Jackson he cannot get to the Mill without first going upon the Hexham Turnpike Road but surely every Man has a good right to bring any Commodity from the Westward or Eastward and lay it upon his Farm, openly I would have to have the Lead laid that is at so great a distance from the Hedge of the Ground joining the Hexham Turnpike Road as that all manner of passengers may see it, and he may continue to go to the Mill, take up Lead, and lay it down on his own Farm, when he will, and at his pleasure take the same to Hexham or elsewhere. I am

      Your Hble Servt

      N W Junr

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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