|This is a small stone, but beautifully carved, dating from
about 1791. George Fletcher had previously been the Duke of Devonshire's local mining agent,
and this is one of three of his stones found in this area. See
Meer Stone 52 and
Meer Stone 53.
Meer Stone 41 and
Meer Stone 64 are also George Fletcher stones, but on a
different lease. A drawing of the stone may be found on page 13 in
The Mines of Grassington Moor and also in Arthur
Raistrick's paper The Founders' Meer in the NCMRS
1962-1963 Transactions (see references).