TQ2352 : Coal Tax post near Colley Hill

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

Coal Tax post near Colley Hill
Coal Tax post near Colley Hill
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 like this one does. More than half though have been painted completely white, including over the crest. In view of their isolated and hard to find locations it is not really surprising that these ones are so neglected.

This is on the North Downs Way. It was the eleventh Coal tax post I came to (and the second to the south of the M25) but Ian Capper spotted a 13th one which I missed and gives useful information and links - see Link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2396 5229 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.3785N 0:13.4995W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2393 5229
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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