Letter – Nicholas Walton – 24 May 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 May 1793
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 123
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Abstract of Estimate of Expence of making a Turnpike Road from Burtry ford near Cowshill to the Town of Alston.

Making the Road                                      £794. 6. 2

Purchases and making various Alterations              236. 1.10

Bridges &c

  Hatherley Cleugh                      £150. . .

  Snedberry      }

  Burdas Cleugh  } No Bridges necessary

  Pearts Cleugh  }

  North Cleugh   }

  Rampgill                                20

  Gillgill                                10

  Nenthall                                50

  Hudgill                                 10

Erecting Turnpike Bar and Contingencies	50       £300

                                                              £1335. 8. -

From Alston Bridge by way of Raise, Wanwood and Howgill rigg

Tenements and Whitley Ground all New Road till it joins the

Old Road in the Manor of Whitley

Making the Road                                    £210. 1. 9

Purchases and making various Alterations            401. 6

Bridges etc

Ellery Mill                               £5

Gildesdale Burn                          100

Lecke Burn                                 5

Levelling in several Places               20

Erecting Turnpike Bar and Contingencies	50       £180

                                                               £823. 7. 9

Expence of Drawing Bill and obtaining an Act of Parliament      380

                                                  Total       £2538.15. 9
Abstract of expenses for building turnpike road. Undated but immediately precedes a letter dated 24th May 1793, and the topic was under discussion that spring. 24th May is used here, and it is assumed to have been drawn up by Nicholas Walton.

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