TQ1958 : Pleasure Pit Road

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

Pleasure Pit Road
Pleasure Pit Road
Road linking Headley Road and Farm Lane. It was named after Pleasure Pit, a former chalk pit south of its junction with Headley Road - the 1868 1:2500 map marks it as Wilmerhatch Lane, a name which now only applies to the road leading east from its junction with Headley Road. On the left is a Coal Tax Post (no 123 on the list linked to below). For a close up of the post, see TQ1958 : Coal Tax Post no 123.
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
Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 198 583 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.6752N 0:16.8969W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 198 583
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Pleasure Pit Road  Coal Tax Post  Wilmerhatch Lane 

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