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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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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: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/25/2010

last visited: 4/11/2017

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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: 4/11/2017

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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: 4/11/2017

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London Coal Tax PostsNumber 65 - Uxbridge, England, UK

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An emblem mounted on the south side of the bridge over the Colne River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: 11/30/2010

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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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