TQ2857 : Coal tax post no 162

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

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Coal tax post no 162
Coal tax post no 162
This coal tax post (no 162 on the list linked to below) is situated at the junction of Coulsdon Lane/Portnalls Road with Hollymead Road/Hollymeoak Road. Coulsdon (in the London Borough of Croydon) meets Chipstead (in Surrey) here, hence the cast iron Coulsdon sign. In the background is Rickman Hill Road. For a close up of the coal tax post see TQ2857 : Coal tax post no 162 and for a wider view see TQ2857 : Coulsdon Lane.
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
Saturday, 27 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Coulsdon Lane  Hollymead Road  Hollymeoak Road  Portnalls Road  Rickmans Hill Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 285 579 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.3956N 0:9.4371W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 285 579
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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