Historic High Stone repaired and reinstated after damage


The historic High Stone at the junction of Hollybush Hill and New Wanstead has been repaired and reinstated following damage sustained in a car crash last August.

The work cost £2,700.

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

Author: Editor