TQ2353 : Coal Tax post on Walton Heath Golf Course

taken 7 years ago, near to The Hermitage, Surrey, Great Britain

Coal Tax post on Walton Heath Golf Course
Coal Tax post on Walton Heath Golf Course
There are 211 Coal Tax posts still in existence and a remarkable 12 of these can be seen on the two mile walk from Dorking Road along the bridleway which follows the western edge of the wooded Banstead Heath, then continues across Walton Heath Golf Course and over the M25 to reach the North Downs Way and Colley Hill. I counted nine of these to the north of the M25 and three to the south.

Many are in very poor condition with their paint peeling if they still have their original red and black crest. More than half though have been painted completely white, including over the crest like this one has. In view of their isolated and hard to find locations it is not really surprising that these ones are so neglected.

This is the fourth one I came to but Ian Capper spotted a 13th one which I missed and gives useful information and links - see Link

Incidentally I have never seen such a deserted golf course. I did not see one golfer all the way across it. Admittedly it was a weekday afternoon but you usually expect to see a few.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2346 5359 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.0860N 0:13.9023W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2343 5357
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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