Origins and Practices of the Weardale MoorMasters
Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society Vol 12 No 3 1994
Alan Blackburn

A brilliant description of the financing and control of the Weardale lead mines between the civil war and the 17th century.  Includes a clear explanation of the lott due to the Bishop of Durham and the tithe to the Rector of Stanhope.  Download HERE