TQ0272 : Wraysbury: Coal Tax Post

taken 8 years ago, near to Staines, Surrey, Great Britain

Wraysbury: Coal Tax Post
Wraysbury: Coal Tax Post
This obelisk, on the south side of Wraysbury Road, is a different sort of coal duty post to the usual ones, one of which is present on the other side of the road TQ0272 : Staines: Wraysbury Road Coal Tax Post. This one is in fact an interloper having been moved here in 1979 from its original location near Wraysbury railway station. On one side it has the inscription:-

"This City of London Coal Duty Post
originally erected in the mid
19th century
near Wyrardisbury Station
was re-erected here in 1979
Meadhurst Club
Wraysbury History Group"

Wyrardisbury is an older and alternative spelling of Wraysbury.

On the other side the inscription reads:-

"14&15 VICT.
CAP. 146."

which refers to the Act under which the law enabling this duty to be collected was enacted.

Just beyond the post is County Ditch which is currently the boundary between Wraysbury and Berkshire, and Staines and Spelthorne and Surrey.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 026 720 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.2735N 0:31.5000W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 026 720
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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