Viscount Maynard's Manor of Walthamstow Toney and High Hall

This rather strange inscription relates to Viscount Maynard's holding of land in Walthamstow. The word Toney derives from Ralph de Tony, whose wife in 1103 had ownership of land which included Walthamstow.

In 1639 the manor was sold to Charles Maynard (d. 1665), auditor of the Exchequer. In 1843 the then Lord Maynard owned 560 acres in Walthamstow, of which 262 acres were forest waste, most of which became part of Epping Forest. High Hall is mentioned in 1483, and was located in the angle of Clay Street and Blackhorse Lane.