Meerstone 50

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Photograph of meerstone 50 - Grassington Moor
Location NGR Inscription
This stone lies 200 m east of Meerstones 38, and 100 m just east of north of Meerstone 49. It isn't at all easy to spot. SE 02622 66824 8 E S
Comments
This is a 60 cm high stone lying on its back. The lettering is not that clear. According to Dr. Raistrick, these stones are associated with Elizabeth Shackleton, who was investing in small mining ventures in the 1770's. This probably marks the north-east corner of the meer where it abuts onto the meers held by Brown & Co to the north, and Tenant & Co, one of whose stones lies adjacent, to the east as shown on the 1781 Brailsford survey. There are several of these ES stones differentiated by the number which, apparently, goes up to 21. See also Meerstone 2, Meerstone 38 and Meerstone 49.