Coal Tax Posts :: Shared Description

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.
by Ian Capper
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TQ2354 : Coal Tax Post no 142 by Ian Capper
TQ2353 : Coal Tax Post no 146 by Ian Capper
TL4004 : City of London Coal Tax Post by Roger Jones
TQ2856 : Star Bridge by Ian Capper
TQ1959 : Rye Brook culvert and coal tax obelisk by Ian Capper
TQ2455 : Coal Tax Post no 155 by Ian Capper
TQ2757 : How Lane by Ian Capper
TQ2352 : Coal Tax Post no 150 by Ian Capper
TQ2257 : Coal Tax Post no 134 by Ian Capper
TQ4865 : Coal Tax Post near Chelsfield by Malc McDonald
TQ4967 : Cray Road by Ian Capper
TQ3256 : Coal tax post no 168 by Ian Capper
TQ2353 : Coal Tax Post no 144 by Ian Capper
TQ2857 : Posts and markers near Chipstead by Malc McDonald
TQ4765 : Coal Tax Post no 199 by Ian Capper
TQ2258 : Coal Tax Post no 132 by Ian Capper
TQ2453 : Coal Tax Post no 153 by Ian Capper
TQ1462 : Coal Tax Post no 109 by Ian Capper
TQ2255 : Coal Tax Post no 139 by Ian Capper
TQ4161 : Coal Tax Post, Leaves Green by N Chadwick
TQ2353 : Coal Tax Post no 144a by Ian Capper
TQ2257 : Coal Tax Post no 134 by Ian Capper
TQ2352 : Coal Tax Post no 149 by Ian Capper
TQ2957 : A23 Brighton Road by Ian Capper
TQ4563 : Coal Tax Post no 193 by Ian Capper

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Created: Fri, 12 Mar 2010, Updated: Tue, 18 May 2010

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