Letters – Joshua Straker to John Bell – 17 Apr 1797

Document Type: Letters
Date: 17 Apr 1797
Correspondent: Joshua Straker
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Mr John Bell Hexham Abbey                                                         Newcastle  17th April 1797

Sir	Mr Blackett received your letter & according to your request have given you below the rates of Carriage of Lead from the several Mills to Blaydon.  Mr Ellis got the same Account from me last week which he said was to send to London.  Mr B desires his best Compts & says he is much obliged to you for the information you have given him on the business he wrote to you about.                       I am etc   J.S


Dukesfield Lead 12 Stone Pieces  1/ - per Piece

   Do           11 St    do      -/11 per do

Rookhope Lead   11 St    do      1/ 3 1/2 per  do

   Do            8 St    do     12/11 per 14 Pieces

Allen Mill Lead 11St     do      1/ 3 per Piece

The quantity Recd at Blaydon for 7 Years past has been upon an average about 120,000 Cwt per Year.

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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