Letter – William Armstrong – 15 Feb 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Feb 1792
Correspondent: William Armstrong
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Proclamation to the owners of lands in the township of Catton parish of Allendale and County of Northumberland, known by the name of west town field, East town field, hall croft, half Acres and Catton Pasture

After a serious Consideration it is the Oppinion of us now consentable with the able’st advice that great advantages would arise to the propriators of the said fields to have them divided and put as a Clause in the act of parliament together with the Common lands in the district of hexham intended to commence the next session of parliament such clause in the said act would be procured at a small expence as every thing is put forward for the division of the Common so with the Rest of my friends we crave your Approbation in signing your Names to the Condescension below.

William Armstrong

Hugh Shield

Robt Hornsby

Nio Shield

Jacob Robinson

John Foster

Wm Pearson

John  Shield [makes mark. All others sign]
Request for Catton to be included with the Allendale Common Enclosures. Armstrong is given as the writer as having been the first to sign. Undated, but the reference to proposals to include Catton fields within the enclosure in letters in late Feb 1792 suggest that this ‘proclamation’ can be date to around the middle to that month

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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