TQ1959 : Coal Tax Post no 121

taken 3 years ago, near to Ashtead, Surrey, Great Britain

Coal Tax Post no 121
Coal Tax Post no 121
This Coal Tax Post (no 121 on the list linked to below) is of the obelisk variety used where railways crossed the coal tax boundary. It is situated on the border of Ashtead and Epsom Commons where the Rye Brook goes under the Epsom to Leatherhead railway in a culvert, the slope behind it being that of a small embankment.

For wider views see TQ1959 : Rye Brook culvert and coal tax obelisk and TQ1959 : Embankment and coal tax obelisk.
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, 7 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways  Woodland, Forest 
Near (from Tags)
Epsom  Ashtead 
Place (from Tags)
Epsom Common  Ashtead Common 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 192 596 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.4109N 0:17.3585W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 193 596
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Coal Tax Post  Coal Tax Obelisk 

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