Journal entry – John Grey – 18 Jul 1833

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 18 Jul 1833
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 18
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Thursday 18th July 1833

	I received from Mr Bell some Plans of the late workings of Stublick Colliery, which I shall hand to the present Lessee. Remitted the Rent (£95) of Tarretburn allotment up to the 12th May last, to Sir M W Ridley’s Agent, which had been received at this Office by mistake – Wrote to Mr Gibson fixing a meeting with the Hexham Road Trustees at Riding Mill, as they propose, on the 8th August to consider their intended change of road near Dilston. Also wrote to Mr. Hooper on various matters, enclosing Mr Storey’s account for valuations at Stublick & Langley Mill, with his report, and a copy of the resolutions of the Alston Trustees – I then went to Newtonhall & after a close inspection of the present buildings & a little contrivance, convinced the Tenant, that many of the outhouses, though not good, might with some repairs be made to last his Lease, & that by dividing his Fold yards with Sheds to shelter his Cattle, they might be very comfortable, though the whole would not look so compact & uniform as the entire new set of Offices that had been designed for him.   He is perfectly satisfied with this arrangement, as he will be saved much leading of materials, there being old walls sufficient to supply all the Stones required in this case. This will cost very little compared with the other plan – and I propose merely to build the walls of the Sheds at present laying some Wood across, so that he may build corn upon them, to cover his Cattle through the winter, & by next summer, I hope to have our own Wood seasoned for roofing.

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
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