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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TQ4563 : Coal Tax Post no 191 by Ian Capper
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TQ2352 : Coal Tax Post no 149 by Ian Capper
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TQ2354 : Dorking Road by Ian Capper
TQ2057 : Downs Road by Ian Capper
TQ2353 : Coal Tax Post no 144 by Ian Capper
TQ4563 : High Street by Ian Capper
TQ2354 : Coal Tax post no 140 by Ian Capper
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TQ4562 : Coal Tax Post no 190  by Ian Capper
TQ2257 : Coal Tax Post no 134 by Ian Capper
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TQ4865 : Coal Tax Post near Chelsfield by Malc McDonald
TL4004 : City of London Coal Tax Post by Roger Jones
TQ2354 : Coal Tax Post no 142 by Ian Capper
TQ2353 : Coal Tax Post no 146 by Ian Capper
TQ2455 : Coal Tax Post no 155 by Ian Capper

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

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