TQ2354 : Coal tax post on Banstead Heath

taken 3 months ago, near to Walton on The Hill, Surrey, Great Britain

Coal tax post on Banstead Heath
Coal tax post on Banstead Heath
The coal tax posts are quite closely spaced in the Banstead Heath area. A public bridleway passes several in close succession.

The long shadows and lack of foliage on the trees are signs that this image was taken in the winter months.
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, 9 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Sunday, 10 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Paths  Boundary, Barrier  Woodland, Forest 
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Rights Of Way (from Tags)
County (from Tags)
Near (from Tags)
Tadworth  Reigate 
Place (from Tags)
Banstead Heath 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2306 5469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.6844N 0:14.2235W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2306 5468
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Bridleway  Public Bridleway  Low Winter Sunshine  Sunshine and Shade  Marker Post  Coal Tax Post 

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