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Coal Posts
Locations
Potters Bar
Colney Heath
Hawkshead
Wormley
Northaw
Newgate Street

Coal posts in south Hertfordshire

Hawkshead

The Hawkshead post is at the east side of the rail track in the north-west corner of the golf course (TL 243 028).  It appears on the two and a half inch Ordnance Survey Map 1898 as the Duty Stone by what are marked as the Hawkshead sidings.

Hertfordshire's coal posts are dotted around the south of the county, some at road junctions, others buried away in woodland and hedgerows. All are more than 130 years old. A feature on this site explains the history of the posts.

There is one coal post of the obelisk type at Hawkshead. It is one of three examples of the four-sided stone obelisk in south Herts. They were all originally set on a square base. They are 12' to 14' high with, on one side, the arms of the City of London and details of the Act under which it was erected.

All the grid references given below the pictures relate to the Ordnance Survey Landranger Series 1:50,000 scale map for Luton and Hertford (sheet 166).

Click here for the location details of all the coal posts in Hertfordshire.

If you want to see the exact location of the posts on an Ordnance Survey map, click here and enter the exact grid reference (e.g. TL 271 035) in the search field and the map will be downloaded for you.

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Hawkshead south of Brookmans Park on the east side of the railway line at the top of the golf course
OS ref: TL 243 028
Hawkshead south of Brookmans Park - detail of the coat of arms on the west face.
OS ref: TL 243 028
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Details of the Act of Parliament in the 14th and 15th year of the reign of Queen Victoria (1851) with reference to the chapter of the act (C146).
OS ref: TL 243 028

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Coal Posts
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Potters Bar
Colney Heath
Hawkshead
Wormley
Northaw
Newgate Street

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