TQ2354 : Coal Tax post no 140

taken 10 years ago, near to Walton on The Hill, Surrey, Great Britain

Coal Tax post no 140
Coal Tax post no 140
This Coal Tax Post (no 140 on the list linked to below) is beside the busy B2032 Dorking Road, which probably explains its poor state. For wider view see TQ2354 : Dorking Road.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 May, 2010
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Coal Tax Post   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 230 547 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.7363N 0:14.2679W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 230 547
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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