The Marks Stones, Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath - Barking and Dagenham

Boundary marker of the Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower, set up in 1642. There are two stones; one 12 inches high inscribed 'Marks Stone' and one 30 inches high inscribed 'Marks Stone Sept 1642'. One stone is broken and in safekeeping, the other remains in its original position. The stones are to be repaired by the quarry operators once restoration of the area is complete. A feasibility report, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015, explored the potential of the site. The site’s use and maintenance is being discussed with the Local Authority, the Crown Estate and Historic England.

The Marks Stones, Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath - Barking and Dagenham
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE MARKS STONES (ON EAST SIDE OF ROAD NORTH OF EASTERN AVENUE, SET IN A HEDGE)
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1079887
  • Local Planning Authority: Barking and Dagenham
  • Site Type: Barrier

Location

  • Building Name: The Marks Stones
  • Street Name: WHALEBONE LANE NORTH
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Barking and Dagenham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Dagenham and Rainham
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Crown

Contact Details

Daniel Pope (LPA) 020 8227 3929

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England