The Leyton highstone – the obelisk which sits at the corner of Hollybush Hill and New Wanstead at Snaresbrook which was damaged last week in a car crash – will be back, Redbridge Council has told Wansteadium.
A spokesman said: “The monument is currently being repaired off-site and will be reinstated soon.”
The stone was refurbished in 2014 with money from English Heritage and the late, lamented, Area 2 committee of Redbridge Council. It has stood for a couple of hundred years and originally marked the distance from central London to Epping. It’s apparently the origin of the name Leytonstone. More details here.
Wansteadium reader Susi said: “The spot where it used to be is now empty and cordoned off with plastic barriers. It looks very sad.” Hopefully not long until it’s put right.