TQ0483 : Coal tax boundary post no.66, St. John's Road

taken 1 month ago, near to Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Great Britain

Coal tax boundary post no.66, St. John's Road
Coal tax boundary post no.66, St. John's Road
The location of this post is shown in TQ0483 : Long Bridge on St. John's Road and TQ0483 : Long Bridge on St. John's Road (2). See also TQ0483 : Coal tax boundary post no.66, St. John's Road - detail.

The road level has increased considerably since 1861 when the post was erected. See also TQ0483 : Coal tax boundary post no.66, St. John's Road (2).

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 .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 October, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Post 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0460 8351 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.4484N 0:29.5874W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0460 8351
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