Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 14 Nov 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Nov 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: John Ibbetson
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Part of Messrs Walton & Smeatons Letter of 14th November 1770 to John Ibbetson Esq.

      The Lead Mill Agent represents that as the Weather often proves so precarious, as if to admit of Winning one years Stack of Peats every Summer, and on that Account it being necessary to have been a considerable Quantity before hand; it would be a great saving in the use of them if one had Peat Houses to contain a double Quantity to what we have Housing for at present, there being necessarily a great Waste in using those in wet Seasons, which are Stacked out of Doors on Account of the Wet Spoiling a considerable part of them. We Estimate an additional new Peat House of 36 feet long by 24 wide inside measure,and Seventeen feet high, including foundation, being equal in capacity to the two that are there at present to cost £61.7.8 exclusive of Carriage of Materials and which we recommend to the Directors to put in Execution as the ensuing Season will admit of.

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