TQ1959 : Pond on Epsom common

taken 1 year ago, near to Ashtead, Surrey, Great Britain

Pond on Epsom common
Pond on Epsom common
Epsom common has a number of ponds, of which the Great and Stew Ponds are the better known. This one lurks just off the Dorking Road and is barely known, although accessible by a minor path which links to Woodcote Side. The pond lies just to the east of the former Metropolitan Police District boundary, now the boundary between Epsom & Ewell borough and Mole Valley district there is a coal tax post just a stone's throw away TQ1959 : Coal Tax Post no 122
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
Thursday, 2 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 April, 2020
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Lowlands  Woodland, Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1947 5935 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.2432N 0:17.2167W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 19466 59374
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