TQ1860 : Corporation of London Coal Tax post, Ashtead Common

taken 6 years ago, near to Ashtead, Surrey, Great Britain

Corporation of London Coal Tax post, Ashtead Common
Corporation of London Coal Tax post, Ashtead Common
This is one of a number of similar posts in the area. Some, though not all, are marked by the letters 'BP' on the 1:25K map ('boundary post', presumably).

The Coal Duties Act of 1851 gave the Corporation of the City of London the power to tax coal and other goods (including wine and spirits) entering the Metropolitan area. The boundary of the area - for this purpose - was marked by posts or other markers. For links to sites documenting the history of these posts see Ian Capper's TQ4563 : Coal Tax post no 192.

The siting of this post (numbered 120 in the list compiled by Martin Nail) seems somewhat puzzling, well away from any recognised route.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Boundary, Barrier  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1810 6091 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.1016N 0:18.3647W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1811 6092
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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