Location: In the Groove Gill Rigg pasture about 230 m from the NW wall corner and 65 m south of the beck.
Latitude: 54.105141 Longitude: -1.935027
NGR: SE 04346 67699
Inscription: GEO FLETCHER & CO FOUNDER
This is a 40 cm high, beautifully carved founder stone 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 17 and Meer Stone 52. Meer Stone 41 and Meer Stone 64 are also George Fletcher stones, but on a different lease. This, and Meer Stone 52, are actually in the Hebden Liberty. There was an agreement in 1854 that the Grassington miners could take ore up to 150 yards inside the Hebden boundary above Blow beck, but this stone is a lot older than that, and is over 200 yards inside the boundary.