TQ1959 : Coal Tax Post no 122

taken 21 days ago, near to Ashtead, Surrey, Great Britain

Coal Tax Post no 122
Coal Tax Post no 122
This Coal Tax Post (no 122 on the list linked to below) is situated on the A24 at the point at which it leaves Ashtead and enters the Borough of Epsom and Ewell, as signified by the sign above it - see TQ1959 : Dorking Road for wider view. Grade II listed - see LinkExternal link.
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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TQ1959, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Epsom  Ashtead 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 194 593 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.2702N 0:17.2596W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 194 593
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Grade II Listed  Dorking Road  Coal Tax Post  Epsom Road 

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