TQ3961 : Coal tax post, King Henry's Drive

near to New Addington, Croydon, Great Britain

Coal tax post,  King Henry's Drive
Coal tax post, King Henry's Drive
This unassuming post marks quite a historical location. Not only is it on the present boundary of Greater London (as the "welcome to Croydon" sign in the background shows): the coal tax post also indicates a historic boundary (see shared description) and the map indicates a Roman road crossing the present road at this point.
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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2011
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Local Authority 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3949 6127 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.0053N 0:0.0556E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3949 6127
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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