TQ2354 : Coal tax post on Banstead Heath

taken 2 years ago, near to Walton on The Hill, Surrey, Great Britain

Coal tax post on Banstead Heath
Coal tax post on Banstead Heath
There are several coal tax posts close to each other in the Banstead Heath area. This one is situated at the junction of a path and a bridleway.
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 
Path (from Tags)
Rights Of Way (from Tags)
County (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
Banstead Heath 
Near (from Tags)
Tadworth  Reigate 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2315 5456 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.6131N 0:14.1488W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2315 5455
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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