TQ0593 : Coal tax boundary post no.218, Stocker's House

taken 1 month ago, near to Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Coal tax boundary post no.218, Stocker's House
Coal tax boundary post no.218, Stocker's House
The location of this post is shown in TQ0593 : Stocker's House and TQ0593 : Stocker's House (2). It was originally just around the corner by the steps to the front entrance of the house, and was moved by the owner in 1964 - see TQ0593 : Stocker's House (3). See also TQ0593 : Coal tax boundary post no.218, Stocker's House - detail.

There were originally nearly 280 coal tax posts located around London, of which about 210 are still extant; around 180 of these (85%) are 3 ft high white-painted square bollards with a pyramidal top, decorative raised bands, and the shield from the City of Londonís arms, like this one. Photos of the coal tax posts on Geograph are at Link .

The posts were erected under the Coal and Wine Duties (Continuation) Act of 1861 to mark the points at which duty had to be paid on coal being transported to London. The boundary was set at that of the Metropolitan Police District, and the resulting revenue was used by the Corporation of the City of London to fund public works. For further info see LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .
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Wednesday, 7 August, 2019   (more nearby)
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Monday, 2 September, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Water resources 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0519 9343 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.7916N 0:28.8990W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0519 9343
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