Photograph of meer stone 38 - Grassington Moor

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Location: This stone lies 200 m east of John Young Gate, some 30 m south of the track.

Latitude: 54.097271 Longitude: -1.964413

NGR: SE 02425 66822

Inscription: 11 E S

This is a 70 cm high stone lying on its face next to Meer Stone 39. There are several of these 'ES' stones, usually differentiated by a number. They are associated with Elizabeth Shackleton of York. Elizabeth was the widow of John Shackleton who invested in the mines before his death in 1771. She inherited his interests, and continued to invest on her own account.See also Meer Stone 2, Meer Stone 49, Meer Stone 50, and Meer Stone 69. 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. It has been raised since this photograph was taken, and the inscription cannot now be seen so clearly.