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Type 1 obelisk by mouth of Darent (no 217)

History of the boundary and the marks


The duties were originally levied on coal entering the Port of London, but with the coming of the canals and later the railways the duties were extended to coal brought to London by these means. Later the duties were extended to coal brought to London by any means of transport, initially from 1845 within a 20 mile radius of London and then from 1861 within the Metropolitan Police District.

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