TQ2352 : North Downs Way near Reigate

taken 2 years ago, near to Reigate, Surrey, Great Britain

North Downs Way near Reigate
North Downs Way near Reigate
A view eastwards along the North Downs Way as it passes through woodland near Reigate.

The post in the foreground to the left of the image is a coal tax post.
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.

North Downs Way

A long distance path in southern England. It runs from Farnham to Dover, past Godalming, Guildford, Dorking, Merstham, Otford and Rochester, along the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Kent Downs AONB. East of Boughton Lees, the path splits in two, the northern section running via Canterbury and the southern via Wye. The two sections of the path reunite at Dover. The northern route is 211 km long, and the southern route 201 km, the total length of the North Downs Way being 246 km.
The pathway is mixed in that it varies throughout its length from footpath status to bridleway, byway and road. Some 19% of the Way follows roads, though 75% of those are minor lanes. It is marked by an acorn. See TQ6561 : Crossover in Long Distance pathways.
See LinkExternal link for more details and an interactive map of the trail.

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TQ2352, 110 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 10 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Paths  Boundary, Barrier  Woodland, Forest 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
North Downs Way 
Rights Of Way (from Tags)
Bridleway 
Near (from Tags)
Lower Kingswood  Mogador  Reigate 
County (from Tags)
Surrey 
Primary Subject of Photo
Marker 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2396 5230 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.3839N 0:13.4993W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2395 5230
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Coal Tax Post  Marker Post  North Downs Way  Bridleway 

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