The high stone

photo 1 (6) You may well have noticed that the high stone – the diddy obelisk on the point of Hollybush Hill where it meets New Wanstead – has now been unveiled after some months of refurbishment work.

At night the new setting and lighting makes the stone a vivid sight, and a new plaque which has been erected explains some of the history of the stone. Interesting, for example, to note the highway robbery link so close to the spot where the robbery of Tamara Ecclestone’s boyfriend took place.

The renovations were funded by English Heritage and from the pot of discretionary funding held by the Area 1 committee of Redbridge Council.

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6 thoughts on “The high stone”

  1. Phew. Came across this on my usual running route the other day, and was a bit perplexed because I’d never noticed it before; thought I was going soft in the head.


  2. From the first picture, I thought it had a Redbridge Council ‘Marijuana Leaf’ logo stuck on the side of it, half way up.
    Closer inspection reveals this to be a trick of perspective. Phew.

  3. Marvelous remember many times walking past during my childhood great to see things of local history being looked after at last !

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