City posts: What's new on this site

City Posts

What's new on this site


This page lists significant changes to the site.


June 2015

22nd June 2015

Added pictures of Colney Heath School sign to The marks depicted and commemorated.

19th June 2015

Revised descriptions for the following marks: Post 33 (including additional photographs), Post 34 (including additional photographs), Post 35, and Post 41 (including additional photographs), and made corresponding changes to list of extant marks Extant_Posts_Report.pdf and full list of marks.

Rewrote paragraph on 1851 posts in The London District 1845-1861.

Removed link to City Corporation website in Frequently asked questions.


August 2013

22nd August 2013

Addded page for Banstead Heath walk. Added links to Coal Tax Posts on Epsom and Ewell History Explorer site. Removed links to City Corporation website. Corrected typos on various pages.


April 2012

24th April 2012

Added different terms for the posts to home page.

Expanded note on the incorrect term "Coal and wine duty posts" in Frequently asked questions

15th April 2012

Revised descriptions for the following marks: Post 25, Post 33, and Post 171, and made corresponding changes to list of extant marks Extant_Posts_Report.pdf and full list of marks.

Added additional photographs to pages for the following marks: Post 24, Post 25, Post 156, and Post 171

Added photographs to pages for the following marks: Post 24a, and Post 25a


March 2012

26th March 2012

Added paragraph on 1851 post to The London District 1845-1861. Corrected references to Illustrated London news in Sources and bibliography: Books and articles

17th March 2012

Added Firth The coal and wine dues: the history of the London coal tax and the arguments for and against its renewal and "Free opening of Kew Bridge" to Sources and bibliography: Books and articles, and added link to The Commissions for building fifty new churches - The minute books, 1711-27, a calendar online.

Made some revisions and clarifications to the following pages: Types of boundary mark and Type 3, Metropolitan Board of Works, and The early railways and The London District 1845-1861.

Added link to BBC Making history programme on The marks on the Web.

Corrected typos on a number of pages.


December 2011

10th December 2011

Added additional photograph for Obelisk 87.

Added Nef The rise of the British coal industry to Sources and bibliography: Books and articles

Corrected typos on a number of pages.


February 2011

13th February 2011

Updated URLs for Chronological table of local Acts in Sources and bibliography: Books and articles, and Valence House Museum in Marks in museums.


January 2011

23rd January 2011

Corrected typos on a number of pages.

7th January 2011

Revised Preservation of the marks, The marks on the Web, and The marks in publications.

Changed link to my home page on Contact me page.


October 2010

10th October 2010

Added an additional photograph of Post 5. Added pages for scale drawings of All the types of mark and a Type 2 post.


September 2010

25th September 2010

Added additional photographs of Post 144a and Additional information on numbering of Post 144a.

24th September 2010

Added link to London Coal Tax Posts (Waymarking.com) on The marks on the Web.

6th September 2010

Rewrote descriptions of sub-types 4a and 4b on Types of boundary mark: Type 4.


August 2010

30th August 2010

Added additional photographs to pages for the following marks: Post 47, Post 48, and Post 80

Updated local authority information for the following marks: Post 84, Post 85, and Post 86.

27th August 2010

Moved quick links on City posts (Home page).

Added photo of maker's name for Type 4d obelisks and rewrote descriptions of sub-types on Types of boundary mark: Type 4.

Added additional photographs to pages for the following marks: Post 73a, Post 74, Post 75, Obelisk 82, Obelisk 87, and Obelisk 206

15th August 2010

Added additional photographs to pages for the following marks: Post 14, Post 18, Post 22, Obelisk 31, Post 34, Post 37, Post 39, Obelisk 42, Obelisk 45, Plate 63, Obelisk 70, Post 75, Obelisk 87, Post 90, Obelisk 102, Obelisk 121, Post 127, Obelisk 197, Post 210, and Obelisk 216

11th August 2010

Added more material to page for London coal &c duties map, including an illustration, and added links to it from The 1861 Act and the new London District, and Frequently asked questions.

9th August 2010

Added new page for London coal &c duties map, and links to it from other pages in the Sources and bibliography section. Added third edition of An account of the duties on coal: and the London coal and wine duties to Sources and bibliography: Books and articles and made some changes to Area of coal duties maps.


July 2010

24th July 2010

Added web links to repositories in Sources and bibliography: Manuscripts and added items to Sources and bibliography: Books and articles.

Added photographs to pages for the following marks: Post 155a, Post 156a, and Post 156b.

22nd July 2010

Added National Monuments Record to Acknowledgements and Sources and bibliography: Manuscripts.

Added photographs to pages for the following marks: Post 29a, Post 44a, Post 44b, Post 44c, Post 46a, Post 48a, Post 48b, Post 63a, Post 63b, Post 64a, Post 66a, Post 68a, Post 94a, Post 94b, Post 94c, Post 94d, Post 165a, Post 168a, Post 177a, Post 180a, Post 185a, Post 195a, Post 200a, and Post 206a

18th July 2010

Added additional photographs to pages for the following marks: Post 2a, Obelisk 3, Post 5, Post 6, Post 9a, Post 13a, Post 16, and Post 17

15th July 2010

Added new items to Books and articles.

12th July 2010

Added items to Acknowledgements.

10th July 2010

Added photos of maker's name for Type 2c and 2g posts on Types of boundary mark: Type 2.


May 2010

19th May 2010

Made a few alterations and corrections to various pages for individual marks. Added pictures to Post 137, Post 166a, Post 166b, and Post 166c.

Created a new page for Stephanie Methven's sculptures, and made consequent changes to The marks depicted and commemorated, and The marks in relation to other boundaries.

18th May 2010

Made a few alterations and corrections to List of extant marks, Extant_Posts_Report.pdf, List of missing marks, and Individual boundary marks, including details of move of Post 137.

17th May 2010

Added new question on posts with the short inscription "24 VICT" to the Frequently asked questions. Reorganised page on Type 2 posts and added illustration of maker's name on Type 2b posts.

14th May 2010

Changed material on dimensions in Note on units, and added paragraph to Types of boundary mark. Corrected various typos on other pages.

13th May 2010

Created a new page, The marks depicted and commemorated, and made consequent changes to other pages.

3rd May 2010

Corrected reference to M25 on The marks in relation to other boundaries page.

1st May 2010

Uploaded corrected version of Extant_Posts_Report.pdf.


April 2010

29th April 2010

Added new links on Books and articles and The marks on the Web.

10th April 2010

Made minor corrections to Acts of Parliament and other legislation, Books and articles, List of missing marks, and Frequently asked questions.

8th April 2010

Site launched.

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