TQ0592 : Coal tax boundary post no.59, just north of Cooks Wood

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

Coal tax boundary post no.59, just north of Cooks Wood
Coal tax boundary post no.59, just north of Cooks Wood
The location of this post is shown in TQ0592 : Kissing gate on footpath north of Cooks Wood and TQ0592 : Footpath north of Cooks Wood. See also TQ0592 : Coal tax boundary post no.59, just north of Cooks Wood - 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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TQ0592, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier 
Primary Subject of Photo
Post 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0516 9280 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.4522N 0:28.9363W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0516 9280
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