|Coal and Wine Tax Posts - Tandridge|
|Post 169, TQ 338 583|
Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe
50 yards east of the junction with Hornchurch Hill
This view from Church Road is about the best you can legally get.
|Obelisk 170, TQ 340 581|
Behind No 376 Godstone Road, Whyteleafe
Sit on the right hand side of the train from Caterham to East Croydon and hope that it will not go too fast between Whyteleafe South and Whyteleafe.
Or find the allotments in Church Road, 300 yards S of Whyteleafe Hill, walk through them towards the railway and look to your right.
|Post 171, TQ 341 580|
W side of Godstone Road, Whyteleafe
300 yards north of Salmons Lane, outside No. 376
The original inscription has been carved out to a depth of about 5 mm. As a result of this and/or subsequent rust, there is a hole right through to the inside.
|I have a private theory that the curious defacement of the inscription on this post was a political protest contemporary with the erection of the post. Caterham lay and still lies outside the Metropolitan Police District but the only practical way to bring coal into Caterham in 1861 was by the railway via Caterham Junction station. Since this lay firmly within the Metropolitan Police District, presumably the tax was payable.|
|Post 172, TQ 344 577
Well Farm Road, Whytelefe
100 yards from Godstone Road
At both of these locations there may be a post hiding among all that lush vegetation but I have looked very hard and could not see either of them
|Post 173, TQ 353 570|
Stuart Road, Whytelefe
100 yards from Woldingham Road
Viewed from Post 174
|Post 174, TQ 354 570|
Woldingham Road, Whytelefe
junction of Stuart Road
Makers mark on front and rear of the base
|Post 175, TQ 358 577|
Bug Hill, Woldingham outside "Halliloo House"
|Post 176, TQ
Limpsfield Road, Warlingham outside Sainsbury's supermarket.
A plaque in front of the post has been removed by vandals
but thanks to Alan C Edwards we can deduce what it said:
|The post in its original position|
|Bourne Society Bulletin No. 7,
IRON BOUNDARY POSTS
The item in Bulletin No. 6 on this subject produced a good deal of information from a number of members. One or two queries are now being investigated and it is hoped to publish a supplement to the next issue of the Bulletin giving a complete list of the posts, or the sites of posts, which are situated within our area.
One thing that should be put right immediately is the statement made in the last issue as to the total number of posts erected around London. The figure quoted was l,700, which was taken in good faith from a newspaper cutting on the subject, but many members have written in to say that 200-250 is much nearer the mark, and their information is supported by contemporary evidence.
|Whoever captioned the above picture clearly had not read this or they would not have repeated the figure of 1700.|
|Post 179, TQ 365 597
East side of Old Farleigh Road, Farleigh just north of "The Harrow"
|Post 180, TQ 368 596|
North end of Daniels Lane, Farleigh at edge of Little Park Wood
|Post 181, TQ 382 602
On the edge of Little Farleigh Green on footpath to Fickleshole. About 200 yards NW of the point where Farleigh Court Road becomes Scotshall Lane.