TQ2057 : Downs Road

taken 8 months ago, near to Ashtead, Surrey, Great Britain

Downs Road
Downs Road
Downs Road where it is met by Headley Road. In the left background, by the "Road closed ahead" sign, is a Coal Tax Post (no 125 on the list linked to below). For a close up of the post, see TQ2057 : Coal Tax Post no 125.
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
Friday, 27 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Near (from Tags)
Langley Vale  Epsom 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 201 574 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.1987N 0:16.7055W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 201 574
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Downs Road  Headley Road  Coal Tax Post 

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