TQ2352 : Path junction

taken 15 years ago, near to Buckland, Surrey, England

Path junction
Path junction
This is the point where the North Downs Way leaves the top of the North Downs when travelling westwards, going steeply down the scarp slope (note the wooden post with acorn symbol just visible). Although a path continues to the right and can be used to reconnect with the North Downs Way further on, the official route is more attractive. Note also the Coal Tax Post (see TQ2352 : Coal Tax Post no 151).
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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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Coal Tax Post [18] · North Downs Way [18] · North Downs Scarp [11] · Path [7] Other Photos: · Coal Tax Post no 151 ·
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TQ2352, 124 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Ian Capper   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 29 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 February, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 238 522 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.3564N 0:13.6079W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 238 522
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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