||Post 11, TQ 446 984
At the point where Debden Lane, Loughton becomes Loughton Lane, Theydon
Opposite an house called "The Boundary".
sign in the right hand picture says Theydon Bois
||Post 12, TQ 432 994
South side of Coppice Row, Epping
N of Jacks Hill, 500 yards E of the "Wake Arms"
||Post 13, TL 437 004
Epping Road, Epping
about 500 metres SW of the Bell Common Tunnel
|Obelisk 20, TL 373 050
Wormley. Beside the Lea Navigation near King's Weir Bridge. Bench Mark.
In the first picture the Navigation is between the stone and the pole visible
in the background.
|Obelisk 21, TL 369 051|
Slipe Lane, Wormley. On east side of the railway line.
Described in ?1966 as "lying in several pieces on the ground.
The inscription not identifiable."
Now re-erected, top foot or so of height missing but crest,
inscription (14 & 15 VIC. C 146) and Bench Mark all clearly visible.
(The photos of this obelisk and the canal stone above were taken at dawn
on May Day morning while the light was a bit too weak for my camera.)
||Post 37, TL 182 037
High Street, London Colney
Just north west of the bridge over the River Colne
||Post 38, TL 176 032
Shenley Lane, London Colney
South side of Broad Colney Bridge
||Post 39, TL 172 023
Harper Lane, Shenley
Outside No. 108 The Lodge and near Harperbury Hospital
||Post 40, TL 174 025
Harper Lane, Shenley
Outside No. 67
||Harper Lane, Shenley
Midway between these two Tax Posts. Just a post to announce that this is No. 100
but nice echoes of Tax Posts.
Cab drivers on night shift wish that all houses showed their numbers as clearly as this.
||Post 43, TL 160 007
Watling Street, Radlett
East side of road, opposite Kitswell Way, south of the culvert for a stream
and half a mile north of the station
||Post 44, TL 163 001
Watling Street, Radlett
West side of road, 100 yards north of Park Road, beside Radlett United Synagogue
||Posts 47 & 48, TQ 110 964
At either end of an alley between
|<-- New Street
|| High Street -->
The other post can be seen in the background of each of these pictures.
No descriptive signs of any sort. No indication that
these posts are not in their original positions - compare with the
careful notice on Post 98
that it has been moved just two metres.
The house where W. S. Gilbert lived and died. (Cannot think of any connection with Coal Tax Posts!)
TQ 131 926
, E side of Oxhey Lane, outside No 1 "The Hollies" and immediately NW of Burntoak Farm
I am sure I looked for this on 2012 Jun 07 and could not find it.
I cannot now recall where exactly I took this photo but I am pretty sure it is just the opposite side of the path from Post 52. The railway at this point is the Metropolitan Line between Northwood and Moor Park. I cannot see why London County Council Tramways
should need this box - more than an hundred yards from the nearest tram tracks.
Northwood telephone exchange
I walked about 200m either side of TQ 084 923
and saw nothing
The seam in the road surface indicates that this is still a boundary - between Hillingdon on the left and Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire. TQ 078 923
TQ 069 915
at the junction of White Hill and Jackets Lane. Nothing seen
Post 58, TQ 0583 9225
Rickmansworth Road, Harefield at the point where it becomes Harefield Road,
Just on to the Hertfordshire side of the county boundary -
a 'Welcome to Hillingdon' sign can be seen on the right of this photo.
Left hand photos: 2003 Apr 14. Right hand photo: 2012 Jun 07.
More pictures of this post in daylight and showing before- and after-restoration states.
Stockers Farm Road Pumping Station
Martin Nail lists this as Post 218 but we will show it more in geographical sequence.
A collection of old tools on display beside the lock plus an old sign with the stern warning the towing path is private property … there is no public right of way
. In fact most canal towpaths are not rights of way but "permissive paths
TQ 173 601
, edge of Ashtead Woods 800 yards south of Rushett Farm, Malden Rushett
about 200 yards south west of Post 116
TQ 178 606
, edge of Ashtead Woods 500 yards south east of Rushett Farm, Malden Rushett
Has been repositioned some time in the last nine years
In the wood about 100 yards south of Post 119. The water tower of the former West Park Mental Hospital. As in other former hospitals, the tower will probably be retained as part of the redevelopment for housing
TQ 181 609
, near Woodcock Corner, 250 yards S of Glanmire Farm, Epsom
I am dubious about whether the post numbers hereabout reflect the true sequence
Pond midway between Posts 143 & 144
Post 148 can be seen in the distance on the right
Martin Nail describes this as Margery Grove. Either the roads were renamed at the time the M25 was built or, more likely, Martin Nail got it wrong. Post 149 was possibly right where the motorway now is.
TQ 51197 73966
on the north corner of the junction of Melrose Avenue and Falstaff Close. The quarry mentioned by Martin Nail has been redeveloped as housing. No idea how far this post is from its original position. The people re-siting this post had a very strange idea: instead of sinking it into the ground, they stood it on the pavement and then encased its legs in concrete.
TQ 51641 73865
. The Hillcrest Road sign is misleading. The road in the foreground is Station Road. This post may have been moved slightly since Galloway Drive (the road sign at far right) is new since Martin Nail's list was prepared.
Obelisk 215 may be somewhere behind the fence but the vegetation is too dense
Obelisk 217 should be around here but I could not see anything
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