|This is a 70 cm high stone lying on its
face next to Meerstone 39. According to
Dr. Raistrick, these stones are associated with Elizabeth Shackleton, who
was investing in small mining ventures in the 1770's.There are several of
these stones differentiated by the number which, apparently, goes up to 21.
See also Meerstone 2,
Meerstone 49 and
Meerstone 50. This stone probably marks
the place mid-way along the southern boundary of the meer where it shared
a corner with two meers to the south - both leased by Rather & Co
according to the Brailsford 1781 survey.