Documents and sources

This section gives an overview of the documentary sources and locations of the material transcribed and included within the online ‘Dukesfield Documents’ collection, and provides completed transcripts that can be downloaded. Text documents are available as PDF files, organised by the Record Office or Archive in which they are held (see below). Each document corresponds to the original archive collection and named according to their archival source reference so that the original source material may be consulted. Archive contact details are given.

Other documents from the early-modern North-east of England are being transcribed by the ‘Unlocking the Archives’ team at the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and can be explored from their project home page.


Northumberland Archives
Northumberland Record Office
Allendale Estate
The National Archives
Tyne and Wear Archives
Durham University Library
Miscellaneous Archives
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