Coal and Wine Tax Posts - The List
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No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
12dTQ 509 873W side of Dagenham Road, 100 yards S of Rush Green Rd
22TQ 498 871S side of Wood Lane/Rush Green Road W of bridge over culverted stream
34aTQ 48974 87830Chadwell HeathN side of railway 300 yards E of Whalebone Bridge, Whalebone Lane South, behind No. 332 Crow Lane
42dTQ 489 882Chadwell HeathS side of London Road, Romford outside No 403 at the point where the road becomes High Road, Chadwell Heath
52dTQ 485 887E side of Whalebone Lane 400 yards S of Eastern Avenue. Now moved to:
TQ 480 865Outside Valence House
62TQ 488 907Collier RowIn hedge a few yards S of Collier Row Road in grounds of "Sungate House"
72dTQ 489 911Collier RowS side of Hog Hill Road opposite No 70
82*TQ 473 938N side of Manor Road outside "Sheepcotes"
92cTQ 459 963S side of Abridge Road opposite "The Chase"
104cTQ 452 977SE side of Central Line (formerly the Loughton and Ongar Branch of the Great Eastern Railway) 1500 yards S of Theydon Bois Station
112dTQ 446 984Theydon BoisRN side of Debden Lane, Loughton at the point where it becomes Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, opposite an house called "The Boundary"
122cTQ 432 994EppingRS side of Coppice Row, N of Jacks Hill, 500 yards E of the "Wake Arms"
132cTL 437 004EppingRE side of Epping Road (B1393 formerly A11) by Ambresbury Banks, about 800 yards SW of the Bell Common Tunnel and 1 mile N of the "Wake Arms"
142fTL 408 044NE end of Galley Hill Green, 600 yards from Bumbles Green
152gTL 406 049S side of Waltham Road, 350 yards from Bumbles Green
162cTL 393 040At junction of St. Leonards Road and Waltham Road
172gTL 392 043S side of Colemans Lane at junction with St. Leonards Rd
182gTL 389 044S side of Colemans Lane 300 yards W of St. Leonards Rd
192fTL 388 044S side of Colemans Lane 50 yards W of "Valley View"
Broxbourne / East Herts
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
201TL 373 050WormleyRW side of Lea Navigation 50 yards S of King's Weir Bridge. Bench Mark
214cTL 369 051WormleyRE side of the railway line, N side of Slipe Lane by level crossing
222*TL 365 052TurnfordE side of High Road, Turnford, outside No 137, 'behind a brick pillar box' [Bro]
232cTL 343 058WormleyBE side of Holy Cross Hill, 400 yards N of junction with Beaumont Road, '? opposite Paradise Piggeries Picnic Place' [RWH]
242hTL 323 058Wormley WoodBIn Wormley Wood, 800 yards NNW of Tanfield Farm, just N of the lake
252cTL 308 046Newgate StreetBS side of Darnicle Hill, Hammond Street at the point where it becomes Newgate Street Village, next to bridge over stream and E of railway bridge over the road
?TL 300 042Newgate Streetb800 yards S of Newgate Street and N of Carbone Hill. [Looked for by Bro but not found. Not listed by [Nail]]
262*TL 271 034NorthawBN side of The Ridgeway at the junction with Shepherds Way and Well Road
272cTL 270 032NorthawBW side of Well Road by entrance to Queenswood School
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
282cTL 261 021Potters BarBW side of Hatfield Road, 50 yards S of Church Road
292cTL 260 021Potters BarBS side of Church Road, 50 yards W of Hatfield Road
302*TL 257 024Potters BarBN side of Heath Road, 100 yards W of Osborne Road
314cTL 243 027HawksheadBE side of railway, 400 yards S of Hawkshead Bridge. Appears on the two and a half inch Ordnance Survey Map 1898 as the Duty Stone
322cTL 230 032North MymmsW side of Warrengate Road at junction with Hawkshead Lane
332cTL 206 049Colney HeathBE side of Coursers Road at bend near Coursers Farm. Bench mark
342a**TL 206 058Colney HeathBN side of Coursers Road, 50 yards W of junction with High Street and Tollgate Road
352aTL 206 058Colney HeathBFew yards S of High Street, Colney Heath opposite "The Cock"
362zTL 199 059Colney HeathBN bank of the River Colne, 50 yards E of Church Lane.   (The most N post.)
372*TL 182 037London ColneyRW side of High Street, just NW of the bridge over the River Colne
382cTL 176 032London ColneyRE side of Shenley Lane, S end of Broad Colney bridge
392TL 172 023ShenleyRN side of Harper Lane, outside No 108, "The Lodge" and 200 yards N of Harperbury Hospital
402cTL 174 025ShenleyRS side of Harper Lane, outside No 67 and 300 yards NE of previous post
412eTL 176 014Shenley400 yards W of Harperbury Hospital Farm (Wild Farm [Bro]) in hedgerow 50 yards S of footpath leading to Shenleybury
425TL 161 007RadlettW side of railway, behind the post below, half way down the embankment, rusty and overgrown
432cTL 160 007RadlettRE side of Watling Street, opposite Kitswell Way, S of the culvert for a stream and 50 yards N of a footpath under the railway leading to The Avenue
442cTL 163 001RadlettRW side of Watling Street, 100 yards N of Park Road, beside Radlett United Synagogue, outside No 24 and opposite No 179
?TQ 163 995Radlett'High Street, alongside Messrs Wright and Mills' [Bro]  Not found. Probably the one above but with bad Grid Ref and description
??TQ 151 939Bushey HeathHigh Street about 20 yards SE of the junction with Hartsbourne Road [RWH from maps];  On the A4140 [Bro];  [Not listed by Nail]
454TQ 117 966WatfordS bank of Colne, W of five arch viaduct. 'In several pieces on the ground, inscription not identifiable' [Bro]
462aTQ 116 962WatfordS side of Water Lane, E of bridge over Colne. Due to road reconstruction, moved in April 1966 to:
TQ 1033 9689WatfordThe College of Further Education - presumably the Hempstead Road campus of what is now called West Herts College
472*TQ 119 955BusheyAt NW corner of Bushey Arches. Now moved to:
TQ 110 964WatfordRCul-de-sac end of New Street at the end of an alley leading to High Street
482cTQ 120 953BusheyAt junction of Capell Road and Pinner Road. Now moved to:
TQ 110 964WatfordRSW side of High Street about 50 yards SE of Market Street at the end of an alley leading to New Street
Three Rivers
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
492*TQ 131 926OxheyE side of Oxhey Lane, outside No 1 "The Hollies" and immediately NW of Burntoak Farm
505TQ 123 922OxheyW side of railway, 300 yards S along footpath opposite the school in Little Oxhey Lane
512*TQ 106 917OxheyE side of Potter Street Hill, at junction with Oxhey Drive, Sandy Lane and South View Road
525TQ 092 921NorthwoodE side of railway, N of footbridge, 800 yards N of Northwood Station. Arms and inscription on all four sides
532TQ 087 922RickmansworthN side of the Boundary Footpath, 200 yards E of Kewferry Road, in playing fields of St Martins School
542eTQ 084 923RickmansworthIn hedgerow S of Batchworth Lane
552TQ 078 923RickmansworthW side of Rickmansworth Road, Northwood at the point where it becomes London Road, Batchworth Heath, 30 yards S of "The Prince of Wales"
562eTQ 069 915RickmansworthAt the junction of White Hill and Jackets Lane
?TQ 069 915RickmansworthBattlers Wells Farm [Listed by Bro as a separate post but probably a duplicate entry of the previous post]
572eTQ 066 917RickmansworthS side of Shrubs Road, 200 yards SE of Woodcock Hill Farm (was called Harefield Grove Farm) and 300 yards W of Battlers Wells Farm
582*TQ 058 922RickmansworthRE side of Harefield Road at the point where it becomes Rickmansworth Road, Harefield, just on to the Hertfordshire side of the county boundary, by entrance to "High Lodge"
592eTQ 052 928RickmansworthBeside footpath from Stockers Farm to Hill End
Posts 218 & 219 are near here
601TQ 047 932RickmansworthN bank of Grand Union halfway between Stocker's Lock and Springwell Lock. Bench Mark
612eTQ 049 935RickmansworthAt junction of Shire Ditch and Colne near Mill End
Grid Ref probably should be about 500 yards further W
622TQ 040 935RickmansworthW side of Springwell Lane at S end of Drayton Ford Bridge
633aTQ 040 935RickmansworthIn parapet of Drayton Ford Bridge. Now moved to:
TQ 325 815City of LondonThe Guildhall Museum
Slough / Spelthorne
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
642eTQ 048 880By bridge over Colne at Savay Farm. Now moved to:
TQ 047 880In front of Savay Farm House
653bTQ 051 846S side of Oxford Road, in parapet of bridge over the Colne
662eTQ 046 835N side of Cowley Mill Lane by Long Bridge
672*TQ 049 822N side of Iver Lane at E end of bridge over the Colne
683bTQ 049 822In N parapet of this bridge
691TQ 048 807S side of Slough Arm of Grand Union 100 yards E of bridge over Colne
704aTQ 052 801N side of GWR main line W of Staines underbridge
715TQ 052 800E side of Staines branch line 100 yards S of GWR main line
722TQ 052 792N side of Thorney Mill Road E of bridge over Bigley Ditch
733bTQ 052 792In N parapet of this bridge. Now moved to: custody of Buckinghamshire County Council
742TQ 041 768LongfordOn E bank of Wyrardisbury River 200 yards N of Mad Bridge
752eTQ 040 768LongfordOn W bank of Wyrardisbury River 200 yards N of Mad Bridge
762eTQ 037 770PoyleOn S bank of stream at NE corner of grounds of Poyle County Infants School
772TQ 028 770ColnbrookRN side of Park Street (Bath Road), E of Colnbrook Bridge
783bTQ 028 770ColnbrookRIn N parapet of the above bridge
792eTQ 025 764PoyleIn field to SW of Poyle Manor on E bank of the Colne Brook
802eTQ 025 756PoyleS side of Stanwell Road (was called Horton Road) 300 yards E of junction with Coppermill Road. Now moved to:
TQ 026 758PoyleS side of Stanwell Road, as realigned. Missing - see photo
812eTQ 022 749HortonIn field fence E of Moor Farm. 'Now moved to: custody of Staines UDC' [Nail]  It is probably this post which now stands at:
TQ 026 720StainesRN side of Wraysbury Road and E side of the County Ditch about 40 yards E of Lammas Drive
824dTQ 018 738WraysburyN side railway E of stream and 600 yards SE of Wraysbury Station.
(At this location was the most W post) Now moved to:
TQ 026 720StainesRS side of Wraysbury Road and W side of the County Ditch about 30 yards E of Lammas Drive
83-TQ 032 715StainesBeside the river near the old town bridge.  This is The London Stone (Staines).  Moved 1750 (very approx.) to:
TQ 028 718StainesRLammas Pleasure Ground, beside river.  A replica stands here, the original now moved to:
TQ 034 715StainesOld Town Hall Art Centre, Market Square
842eTQ 028 717StainesOn S bank of Thames outside "Counties End", River Park Avenue
852eTQ 031 715StainesN of road at W end of Staines bridge
862*TQ 032 715StainesOn traffic Island at Staines bridge end of The Hythe
874dTQ 036 713StainesN of railway E of Thames Street
882eTQ 054 670Chertsey BridgeE side of Thames Side opposite Chertsey Weir
892TQ 055 667Chertsey BridgeE side of Thames Side outside No 242
902bTQ 055 666Chertsey BridgeS side of Chertsey Bridge Road, E of river
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
912eTQ 079 664WeybridgeSurrey Bank of Thames 400 yards N of W end of Desborough Channel
922eTQ 082 664Weybridge200 yards E of previous Post
932eTQ 091 661Walton on ThamesS side of Walton Lane, 500 yards W of Walton Bridge - post missing at present [Elm]
942eTQ 095 664Walton on ThamesRNE side of Walton Bridge SE of river
952TQ 109 685Walton on ThamesIn grounds of Yachting Club at N side of Sunbury Lock Ait. No public access
962*TQ 111 687Sunbury on ThamesN bank of Thames at S end of path opposite Barclay's Bank (now closed) and No 53 Thames Street.  Opposite and midway between The Avenue and Berkeley Mews
971TQ 116 689Walton on ThamesOn S bank of Thames 800 yards E of Sunbury Lock, access from Waterside Drive
982eTQ 122 685West MoleseyN side of Hurst road 300 yards W of Weston Avenue. [Nail]
[Elm] describes two posts which may match this. They are:
West MoleseyHurst Road in grounds of Walton Advanced Water Treatment Works. No public access
West MoleseyHurst Road, N side below Molesey (Lambeth) Reservoir
992eTQ 124 679West MoleseyS of Walton Road at junction with Molesey Road and Molesey Avenue
1002TQ 125 675West MoleseyE side of Molesey Road outside No 47, N of junction with Pool Road
1012TQ 137 667EsherN bank of the Ember 700 yards N of "The Grove". No public access.  [IoE] gives a Grid Ref of TQ 140 668
1024bTQ 140 658EsherRN side of railway beside No 100 Douglas Road, opposite junction with Blair Avenue
1032eTQ 139 657EsherRS side of Lower Green Road opposite Lower Green Open Space and railway bridge leading to Douglas Road
1042*TQ 145 653EsherRN side of Portsmouth Road, 600 yards W of the Scilly Isles, almost built into "The Toll House"
1052hTQ 148 647EsherW side of Littleworth Lane, N of junction with Littleworth Road, outside "Lessworth"
1062fTQ 147 644EsherN side of New Road at junction with Littleworth Road
1072TQ 146 641ClaygateW side of Arbrook Lane at junction with Milbourne Lane
1082hTQ 142 629ClaygateW side of track leading to Arbrook Farm from Copsem Lane, N of bridge over Rythe
1092eTQ 141 622OxshottRW side of Copsem Lane, corner of The Rythe private road, 100 yards S of Esher Common roundabout
1102eTQ 140 618OxshottRW side of Copsem Lane at junction with Sandy Lane and Warren Lane
1115TQ 148 618OxshottSE side of railway embankment, SW of Stokesheath Road. View from railway bridge
1122hTQ 148 618OxshottSW side of Stokesheath Road near Stokesheath Road Bridge, in grounds of "Foxholes"
?TQ 150 619OxshottStokesheath Road, post buried in grounds of Stokesheath Farm at present [Listed by Elm but not Nail]  Marked on map
1132eTQ 153 621OxshottS side of Birchwood Lane (the public bridleway to Arbrook Common), 400 yards E of railway
1142eTQ 158 624ClaygateE side of New Road/Covets Lane by bridge over ditch, adjacent to Holroyds Plantation
Epsom and Ewell
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
Posts 115 - 117 are on the Kingston upon Thames / Mole Valley border
1152eTQ 166 600Malden RushettRW side of Leatherhead Road at the point where it becomes Kingston Road, Leatherhead outside "The Star" public house
1162TQ 173 601Malden RushettEdge of Ashtead Woods 800 yards S of Rushett Farm
1172eTQ 178 606Malden RushettEdge of Ashtead Woods 500 yards SE of Rushett Farm
1182TQ 183 612EpsomRN side of Christ Church Road in Stew Pond Valley about 200 yards E of the post below
1192*TQ 182 612EpsomRS side of Christ Church Road at the point where it becomes Rushett Lane, outside Glanmire Farm
1202eTQ 181 609EpsomNear Woodcock Corner, 250 yards S of Glanmire Farm
1214aTQ 193 597AshteadSE side of railway where it crosses the River Rye on Epsom Common
1222eTQ 194 594AshteadRN side of Dorking Road at the point where it becomes Epsom Road
1232eTQ 199 583AshteadEE side of Pleasure Pit Road, just S of Headley Road.  Not found
1242hTQ 200 579AshteadW of Headley Road beside footpath by stables. Near bus stop
1252eTQ 201 574Langley ValeRS side of Langley Vale Road at junction with Headley Road and Downs Road
1262eTQ 209 572Langley Vale300 yards S of Langley Bottom Farm on W side of track leading to Nohome Farm
1272eTQ 215 575Langley ValeIn wood S of E end of Beaconsfield Road
1282eTQ 219 577Epsom DownsR20 yards E of Walton Road (bridleway) in clearing, 150 yards N of junction with Old London Road (bridleway)
1292eTQ 221 578Epsom DownsRW side of Old London Road, by its S crossing of Race Course
1302eTQ 223 581Tattenham CornerRE side of Old London Road by the 5 furlong post of the Race Course
1312eTQ 22509 58107Tattenham CornerRE side of Epsom Lane North, 100 yards S of Tattenham Crescent, on a grassy knoll
1322eTQ 22482 58377Tattenham CornerRTattenham Corner Road, outside "The Tattenham Corner" public house
1332*TQ 226 578TadworthRE side of Epsom Lane North outside No 100
Reigate and Banstead
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
1342eTQ 223 571TadworthE side of Walton Downs 250 yards N of Downs Way Close
1352TQ 226 560TadworthS side of Motts Hill Lane, 100 yards W of The Avenue behind fence
1362TQ 226 558TadworthW side of footpath leading to Withybed Corner 150 yards S of Motts Hill Lane
1372cTQ 227 553Walton on the HillW side of Deans Lane at junction with The Street
1382cTQ 228 552Walton on the HillW side of Deans Lane in garden of "The Rise"
1392TQ 229 551Walton on the HillE end of Chucks Lane, on the heath
1402eTQ 230 548Walton on the HillSE side of Dorking Road 400 yards N of junction with Deanes Lane
1412eTQ 231 547Walton Heath100 yards SE of previous post on Walton Heath
1422cTQ 232 546Walton Heath150 yards SE of previous post, beside sheds
1432eTQ 233 542Walton Heath400 yards SE of previous post near summit of hill
1442eTQ 234 536Walton Heath500 yards S of previous post, 150 yards S of pond
1452eTQ 235 535Walton Heath200 yards S of previous post at fork in tracks
1462dTQ 236 531Walton Heath500 yards SE of previous post, 400 yards W of "The Sportsman"
1472eTQ 237 530Walton Heath200 yards S of previous post
1482eTQ 237 529Walton Heath100 yards S of previous post
1492eTQ 239 525E side of Margery Grove 200 yards from S end
1502eTQ 239 524E side of Margery Grove 100 yards from S end
1512*TQ 238 523At S end of Margery Grove  (The most S post - with 152. 33 miles S of Post 36)
1522eTQ 240 523On N side of footpath from Colley Hill to Margery Grove
1532eTQ 240 530N side of Mogador Road, 100 yards S of "The Sportsman"
1542eTQ 243 549150 yards W of Brighton Road in Hogden Bottom
1552TQ 243 552KingswoodRE side of Brighton Road, 100 yards S of Birch Grove. 'opposite Kingswood School' [Nail] no sign of school
1562eTQ 241 566W side of Brighton Road, outside Red House School.  Not found
1572eTQ 258 571W of the footpath which crosses railway 1200 yards E of Kingswood Station S of railway.  Not found
1582*TQ 262 573At edge of Banstead Wood, near Fames Rough
1592*TQ 272 579ChipsteadRE side of Outwood Lane, 300 yards S of Hazelwood Lane, opposite and 100 yards W of Stagbury House
1602*TQ 275 578ChipsteadRW side of Hazelwood Lane at junction with Bridgeway and Stagbury Close
1612dTQ 279 578ChipsteadRW side of How Lane, opposite Yew Tree Close
1622cTQ 286 580ChipsteadRAt junction of Coulsdon Lane, Hollymeoak Road, Portnalls Road, Rickman Hill Road and Hollymead Road
1632TQ 291 576HooleyRE side of Brighton Road, about 150 yards N of the present boundary between Croydon and Reigate & Banstead, opposite and 30 yards S of Grassfield Close
1642*TQ 289 568HooleyRE side of Brighton Road beside Star Bridge / Netherne Drive
1654TQ 289 567HooleyrW side of Redhill railway line, 100 yards S of Star Bridge.  Not found
?TQ 295 567NetherneW side of road at the junction of Woodplace Lane, Netherne Lane and Park Lane.  "By side of footpath.  Removed by Netherne Hospital Management Committee about 1949, disposal not known."  [B57]
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
1662dTQ 304 568CoulsdonRE side of Ditches Lane, near Devilsden Wood
1672dTQ 322 568CoulsdonRE side of Coulsdon Road, on Coulsdon Common opposite The Grove. On the present boundary between Croydon and Tandridge
1682TQ 325 570CoulsdonRW side of Stites Hill Road / Ninehams Road, Caterham. Just N of No 122 Ninehams Road. On the present boundary between Croydon and Tandridge
1692TQ 338 583WhyteleafeRW side of Whyteleafe Hill, 50 yards E of Hornchurch Hill. 'in front of public library' [Nail] - library now demolished
1704cTQ 340 581WhyteleafeRE side of railway 400 yards S of Whyteleafe Station, behind No 376 Godstone Road
1712TQ 341 580WhyteleafeRW side of Godstone Road, outside No 376. (300 yards N of Salmons Lane, opposite and 50 yds SE of Hillside Road)
1722hTQ 344 577WhyteleaferN side of Well Farm Road 100 yards E of Godstone Road.  Not found
1735TQ 353 570WoldinghamrS side of Stuart Road, 100 yards from Woldingham Road.  Not found
1742TQ 354 570WoldinghamRW side of Woldingham Road at junction with Stuart Road
1752*TQ 358 577WoldinghamRE side of Bug Hill outside "Halliloo House" (was called "Watendlath")
1762TQ 365 583WarlinghamW side of Chelsham Road at junction with Limpsfield Road. Now moved to:
TQ 364 582WarlinghamRN side of Limpsfield Road 50 yards W of Chelsham Road
1772dTQ 366 584WarlinghamRN side of Sunny Bank at junction with Chelsham Road
1782dTQ 371 591ChelshamRS side of Harrow Road at junction with Chelsham Road
1792dTQ 365 597FarleighR EE side of Old Farleigh Road just N of "The Harrow"
1802TQ 368 596FarleighR EN end of Daniels Lane, at edge of Little Park Wood
1812dTQ 382 602FarleighR EOn the edge of Little Farleigh Green on footpath to Fickleshole. About 200 yards NE of the point where Farleigh Court Road becomes Scotshall Lane
1822dTQ 385 610FicklesholeW side of Featherbed Lane 800 yards N of Fickleshole.  Missing - London Borough of Croydon lists of 1997 & 1999 [Cro]
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
1832dTQ 395 613New AddingtonRSW side of King Henry's Drive, 200 yards SE of junction with Fairchildes Avenue and 200 yards NW of the junction with Layhams Road, Sheepbarn Lane and Skid Hill Lane
1842dTQ 396 610New AddingtonRW side of Skid Hill Lane, 100 yards S of the junction with King Henry's Drive, Layhams Road and Sheepbarn Lane
1852cTQ 398 611New AddingtonRN side of Sheepbarn Lane, 150 yards E of the junction with King Henry's Drive, Layhams Road and Skid Hill Lane
1862dTQ 415 617Leaves GreenRW side of Leaves Green Road in middle of Leaves Green
1872dTQ 424 612DowneRW of Milking Lane on West Kent Golf Course
1882TQ 435 600Berry's GreenRW side of Single Street near the point where it becomes Luxted Road outside "Brambleside"
1892dTQ 439 606Cudham / DowneRSW side of Cudham Road, Downe (aka Hangrove Hill) at the point where it becomes Downe Road, Cudham. Outside an house called "The Boundary"
1902hTQ 451 629CudhamR eW side of Cudham Lane opposite No 83
1912TQ 455 632Green Street GreenRW side of Old Hill on corner of Cudham Lane North
1922TQ 456 633Green Street GreenRE side of Farnborough Way at junction with High Street. Near the Royal Oak and opposite the Rose and Crown
1932cTQ 456 635Green Street GreenR WW side of High Street opposite Baptist Church
1942TQ 456 639Green Street GreenW side of Sevenoaks Road at junction with Farnborough Hill
1952TQ 455 644Green Street GreenWW side of Sevenoaks Road at junction with Shire Lane
1962TQ 463 644N side of Warren Road in garden of No 153A
1975TQ 463 646SW of railway by rear fence of No 15 Crown Close
1982dTQ 467 651N side of Goddington Lane, outside No 49
1992cTQ 480 651ChelsfieldRW side of Chelsfield Lane by entrance to Goddington Park (Pleasure Ground)
2002dTQ 484 652E side of Skibbs Lane 1200 yards N of Chelsfield
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
2012dTQ 501 658CrockenhillW side of Daltons Road 800 yards N of Skeet Hill
2022TQ 498 671CrockenhillS side of Cray Road/Crockenhill Road
2032TQ 504 675CrockenhillW side of Stones Cross Road by pond
2042TQ 506 676CrockenhillW side of Green Court Road outside "Courtlands"
2052TQ 506 678CrockenhillN side of Stones Cross Rd at junction with Green Court Rd
2064bTQ 505 681SwanleyN side of railway 500 yards W of Swanley Station
2072TQ 5029 6990SwanleyW side of Birch Wood Road about 50 yards N of junction with Leydenhatch Lane. On S side of junction with an unnamed lane.
TQ 5030 6986SwanleyJunction of Birchwood Road and Leydenhatch Lane - post would be expected here if the post line followed the present Dartford / Sevenoaks boundary.
2082*TQ 5068 7251SwanleyIn rear fence of 57 Baldwyns Park, N of Tile Kiln Lane
2092*TQ 5069 7287S side of Dartford Road/Old Bexley Lane on the present Bexley / Dartford boundary
2102hTQ 512 739500 yards S of Crayford Station in front of entrance to quarry
2112dTQ 516 739W side of Station Road, opposite No 205
2122dTQ 522 745At top of retaining wall at junction of Dartford Road, Crayford Road and Princes Road
2132TQ 523 745W side of Maiden Lane at junction with Crayford road and Dartford Road
2142gTQ 524 747E side of Maiden Lane, S of railway bridge
2155TQ 524 747E side of Maiden Lane, S of railway behind fence (Base only remains)
2164cTQ 531 751E side of railway, N of Stanham River
On north bank of Stanham River where railway line crosses it, on east side of viaduct. Access to south bank via lane beside 229 Burnham Road and can view across river  (PMSA)
2171TQ 540 781On shore of Thames, W of mouth of Darent   (The most E post. 32 miles E of the original location of Post 82)
Other posts
No.Type OS Grid Ref VillageLocation
There are also two other posts which were never actually used as boundary marks but which were erected outside Stockers House, Rickmansworth, a house built by the City for the inspector of coal traffic on the Grand Junction Canal. They are as follows:
2182aTQ 052 934RickmansworthIn front of Stockers House. Now moved to side entrance to Stockers House beside towpath
2192aTQ 052 934RickmansworthIn front of Stockers House. Now moved to: custody of Rickmansworth Historical society
Roger W Haworth   2020 Jul 02

Table Columns

No This is the post's Nail Number - see Sources below.   Posts are listed anticlockwise from the estuary - with possibly a few deviations from strict line-of-boundary sequence.
Type Nail Type - see post types below. The key to the type suffices, eg. 2a** is not yet to hand.
OS Grid Ref  Links are to photo pages.   Yellow highlight means the Grid Ref in the [CoL] version of the Nail list is wrong.  The correct one appears here.
Village Many of these posts still stand on boundaries so it is not always possible to tell exactly in which local authority area a given post stands. Therefore the village and area names should not be treated too rigidly.
Photo location: B - [Bro] site
E - Images of England from English Heritage
R - RWH - this site   If this is a link, the photo caption provides a bit more information about the post
W - Wheeler Systems Network


[Nail] The Coal Duties of the City of London and their Boundary Marks, 1972 by Martin Nail.
This report gives each Post a number - the Nail Number and a Type.
A copy of the report is held by the Corporation of London Records Office. Tel 020 7332 1251.
[RWH] has not yet had sight of this report but believes that it is the source (probably with very little change) of …
[CoL] Corporation of London - full list as a small PDF
[B57] Bourne Society Bulletin - 1957
[Elm] Elmbridge list
[Bro] Hertfordshire list - Brookmans Park site
[IoE] Images of England - difficult to find Coal Post entries - try these results of searching
[Cro] London Borough of Croydon - list of Listed Buildings
[RWH] Roger W Haworth - editor and photographer of these pages

Post Types

Sadly the sources have used their own codes for the different post types. In the main table the Nail types are used. They are listed below together with the codes used by the other two sources that give post types.
Nail   Bro Elm
1 Slightly tapered granite obelisks, 4 feet high, erected on the banks of canals and rivers C 4
2 Square cast iron column with bevelled corners, 3 to 4 feet high - the most common type D 1
3 Cast-iron boxes or plates, about 10 inches square, built into the parapets of bridges - -
4 Four sided stone or cast-iron obelisks on a square base, 14 feet high, erected by the side of railways prior to the 1861 Act A 2
5 Cast iron obelisks on a square base, 5 feet high, erected beside railways B 3

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