TQ5068 : Railway west of Swanley

taken 8 years ago, near to Crockenhill, Kent, Great Britain

Railway west of Swanley
Railway west of Swanley
This is the Southeastern main line from London (Victoria) to the Medway towns and beyond, with First Capital Connect "Thameslink" unit 319 005 on the 11.56 Kentish Town to Sevenoaks service approaching Swanley Station. In the background on the top of the cutting bank can be seen an obelisk-type Coal Tax Post (see TQ5068 : Coal Tax Post no 206).
Coal Tax Posts
Coal Tax Posts were markers defining the area within which the Corporation of London could charge duty on coal entering the area. This area had been expanded in 1851 but then reduced in 1861 to coincide with the Metropolitan Police District of the day, the limits of which were between about 20 km and 30km from Charing Cross. It is from this latter time that most of the existing posts date. See LinkExternal link for further background, with much more comprehensive information at Martin Nail's excellent site, LinkExternal link. This includes a full list of extant posts, at LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 12 March, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 505 681 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.5352N 0:9.7122E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 505 681
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