TQ1959 : Dorking Road

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

Dorking Road
Dorking Road
The A24 at the point where is leaves Ashtead (as Epsom Road) and enters Epsom (as Dorking Road). On the left, below the sign for the Borough of Epsom And Ewell, is a Coal Tax Post (no 122 on the list linked to below). For a close up of the post, see TQ1959 : Coal Tax Post no 122.
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 
Place (from Tags)
Epsom  Ashtead 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 194 593 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.2681N 0:17.2597W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 194 593
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Dorking Road  Coal Tax Post 

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