TQ2258 : Coal Tax Post no 130

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

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Coal Tax Post no 130
Coal Tax Post no 130
This Coal Tax Post (no 130 on the list linked to below) is alongside Old London Road, now an access road inside Epsom Race Course. For a wider view see TQ2258 : Coal Tax Post no 130.

On the bank in the background can be seen Coal Tax Post no 131 (see TQ2258 : Coal Tax Post no 131).
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)
Friday, 3 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Epsom Downs  Tattenham Corner  Epsom Racecourse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 224 580 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.5187N 0:14.6783W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 224 580
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Coal Tax Post  Old London Road 

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