Witness Deposition – William Green – 31 Aug 1764

Document Type: Witness Deposition
Date: 31 Aug 1764
Correspondent: William Green
Archive Source: AE Lead Road
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William Green of Whitensday [Whittonstall?] Aged 70 Y[ea]rs and upwards

Says that he has lived there & Hedley all his life & that he has known the Highway between Blaydon & Edmondbyers for 55 Y[ea]rs & upwards and that he never heard of anybody make any stop till w[i]thin this 12 or 14 Y[ea]rs - & then by S. Swallowell & others – & He says that he remembers when ever the Way wanted any mending that it was don by Statute Work.
Contained within pages of summary notes from the depositions, the original of which has not survived, and so is given here. Undated but assumed to be of same date as other summarised statements

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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