TQ2258 : Coal Tax Post no 131

taken 7 years ago, near to Burgh Heath, Surrey, Great Britain

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Coal Tax Post no 131
Coal Tax Post no 131
This Coal Tax Post (no 131 on the list linked to below) is situated on a bank near Tattenham Corner Station, overlooking Epsom Race Course.

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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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TQ2258, 119 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 225 581 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.5347N 0:14.6295W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 225 581
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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