Context, Background and Support

In these pages you will find a limited amount of background information to support interpretation of the contents of the ‘Dukesfield Documents’ collection but does not provide any general historical introduction to the period.

Business structure and biographies
Glossaries and Interpretation Aids
Editing Conventions
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