Photograph of meer stone 69 - Grassington Moor

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Location: 80 metres north of the junction of Old Moor Lane with Duke's New Road.

Latitude: 54.098510 Longitude: -1.957180

NGR: SE 02898 66957

Inscription: E S

This is a recently raised stone about 60 cm high. 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 38, Meer Stone 49 and Meer Stone 50. This stone, without a number, is probably associated with the Three Meers vein on which a lease was granted to Elizabeth Shackleton in 1776.