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London Coal Tax Posts
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Coal tax posts are iron posts or granite obelisks that were erected after 1861 to mark the boundary of London (England) for taxation purposes. They form a ring around the city at about 15 miles/20km radius. About 200 are still in existence.
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These fascinating and historic objects are found in a ring around London roughly proximate to the M25. Most commonly they are white painted iron posts bearing the arms of the City of London, but there are also granite obelisks and plates attached to bridges.

Their purpose was to mark the point where tax was payable on coal being transported into the City of London. They are therefore situated on roads, canals and railways. The revenue so raised went to building such familiar landmarks as the Thames Embankment and the Holborn Viaduct.

A full list of the locations of all surviving posts is available on this www.coaldutyposts.org excellent website.

Other useful sites are:

Instructions for Posting a London Coal Tax Posts Waymark:
Please name your waymark after the official post number (see City of London site) plus the general locale. For example "185, Biggin Hill". Obviously only one waymark is allowed per tax post.

You must supply a picture of the whole post/obelisk/plate. Your GPSr in the picture is optional. If you have the equipment then a close-up of the inscription (24 & 25 VICT CAP 42 or 24 VICT) and any plates or other engraving on the post would be a nice bonus.

Please check the state of the post. Is it: Immaculate; Worn (OK but showing its age a little, or overgrown by seasonal foliage); Distressed (vandalised, badly overgrown, otherwise damaged); Missing.

Please only record "missing" if you can post evidence of where the post was (not just if you couldn't find it).
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photo, possibly showing your GPSr. Please comment on the state of the post.
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London Coal Tax Posts202, Crockenhill

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Beside Chrockenhill Rd. Good condition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: 3/28/2014

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London Coal Tax Posts200, Cheslfield

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Beside Skibbs lane. In good condition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: 3/28/2014

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 178 - Chelsham, Surrey, UK

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This coal tax post is on the south west corner of a crossroads at Chelsham in Surrey. The post is adjacent to the road sign for "Harrow Road".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2013

last visited: 6/13/2014

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Tax Post 162, nr Chipstead, Surrey

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A coal tax post at a 5-way road junction in Surrey

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/29/2012

last visited: 5/27/2014

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Tax Post 1 - Dagenham Road, Romford

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This post is located on the west side of Dagenham Road, 80 meters south of Rush Green Road in the Romford area of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/28/2012

last visited: 9/7/2013

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 55 - Rickmansworth Road, Batchworth Heath Herts

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40m south of The Prince of Wales at the side of a busy road

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pfoagain

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/11/2011

last visited: never

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Tax Post 160 - Chiptead, Surrey

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This post is located near Chipstead rail station adjacent to a bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member halthornhill

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/7/2011

last visited: never

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 116, Ashtead Common

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A nice coal post with pleasant views behind it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/16/2011

last visited: 6/4/2013

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London Coal Tax Posts201 - Crockenhill

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Coal post next to a private road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/8/2011

last visited: 9/2/2013

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 136

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West side of footpath leading to Withybed Corner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cassandy

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/24/2010

last visited: 3/12/2013

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 38 - Shenley Lane, London Colney, Herts.

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Located at the side of the road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/13/2010

last visited: 1/8/2013

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 41 - Shenleybury / Harperbury, Herts.

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This coal post is hidden away and neglected.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/13/2010

last visited: 7/23/2010

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 49 - Oxhey Lane, South Oxhey, Herts.

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Coal post 49 stands at the side of the road and is easily spotted.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2010

last visited: 4/7/2010

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Tax Post #84 - Egham, Surrey

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Coal tax post located on south bank of River Thames to west of the Staines Bridge and is accessible along footpath.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/25/2010

last visited: 4/18/2014

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Tax Post #85 - The Causeway - Egham, Surrey

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Coal tax post located near west end of Staines bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/25/2010

last visited: 12/15/2014

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Tax Post #86 - Egham, Surrey

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Coal tax post located on traffic island near Staines bridge end of The Hythe.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/25/2010

last visited: 6/1/2014

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 51 - Potter Street Hill, Oxhey, Herts.

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This coal post stands at the top of the hill in a quiet area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/21/2010

last visited: 8/31/2011

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 31 - Potters Bar, Herts.

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This coal post is rather awkward to spot. There is no public access to it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2010

last visited: never

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 27 - Well Road, Leggatts Park, Herts.

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Close to the nearby school entrance, this coal post needs some care.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2010

last visited: 7/14/2010

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 26 - Ridgeway, Leggatts Park, Herts.

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This coal post is located on a busy corner.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2010

last visited: 7/14/2010

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 24 - Wormley Wood, Broxbourne, Herts

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This is probably the most picturesque setting for a coal post in Hertfordshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2010

last visited: never

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 23 - Holy Cross Hill, Wormley West end, Herts.

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By the side of a country road, this coal post could do with a bit of a wash.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2010

last visited: never

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 22 - High Road, Turnford, Herts.

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This coal post is on a busy high street, on the boundary of a garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2010

last visited: never

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 21 - Slipe Lane Turnford, Herts.

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Another important coal post.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2010

last visited: never

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London Coal Tax PostsCoal Post 20 - Kings Weir, Lee Navigation, Herts.

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This was clearly an important coal post, being by the side of the Lee Valley Navigation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/19/2010

last visited: never

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