Historic High Stone damaged in a car crash (again)


The historic High Stone at the junction of Hollybush Hill and New Wanstead was damaged in a car crash earlier this month.

Originally a mile marker showing the distances to Epping, Ongar, Whitechapel and Hyde Park Corner, an obelisk has stood in roughly the same location since the 18th century, although the current High Stone dates from the 1930s after the original stone was also damaged by a vehicle.

A Redbridge Council spokesperson said: “The monument is currently being repaired off-site and will be reinstated soon.”