Journal entry – John Grey – 31 Jan 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 31 Jan 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Friday 31st January 

Met Mr Pearson this morning, Surveyor of the Gateshead Roads, upon the Ground at Dilston Bank to point out to him what I considered the best arrangement for uniting the two branch roads upon that part of the property with the new part of turnpike, so as to be at once convenient for the occupiers of the farms & the public, and a saving of Land to the Hospital.  He agreed that the Plan I proposed was the best & most complete if carried on by the Hospital, through a field in the Hall Farm, according to a Plan which I forwarded to the Board last week; & though it might cost rather more to the Trust than the one he had contemplated he would recommend its adoption at the next meeting of Trustees.  Having examined all the points with him, as to the line of road, the kind of fences I should require & the Quarries he should use, I went to see how Harle was proceeding upon the directions I gave him yesterday to secure the Tyne Banks against the increased injury which another flood in their present state would occasion. Also to fix with Mr Parkin about the Planting, now ready to begin to at Throckley & the quantity of trees that would be required for filling up the Plantation burnt down at Grindon.  

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