JunctionThe junction is a large roundabout with five exits and a Overpass. The exits are:
FlyoverThe flyover links Eastern Avenue East with the Southend Arterial Road. According to the ''Romford Recorder'' website it was erected in 1970; it takes the form of a system of Prefabrication units (called the Braithwaite FliWay) that was cheaper and quicker to erect than a conventional underpass or cast in-situ flyover. It is notorious for being angular, with sudden changes of slope rather than a smooth arch. The flyover was closed for several months in 2008 for remedial work carried out to the road deck, with several sections replaced. It was found upon final inspection that the Parapet#Bridge_parapets had suffered severe corrosion. The bridge was fitted with emergency barriers which meant that traffic was restricted to one lane in the London-bound (westbound) direction only. It has since re-opened for two-way traffic. Gallows Corner is a major Junction (road) and area of the London Borough of Havering near Romford. It was the site of the gallows of the Royal Liberty of Havering.
HistoryDuring the 18th century, Gallows Corner was a lonely country crossroads and a favourite spot for waylaying coaches. It was close to the site for the gallows, thought to have been located north of what is now Eastern Avenue East, on a grassy stretch below Masefield Crescent. Under the charter of the Royal Liberty of Havering, the Court of Quarter Sessions could try capital offences on payment to the Crown. The place of execution was then the gallows at Gallows Corner. There are several entries in the Romford Registers of burials of felons who were executed there in the 16th and 17th centuries. Ravensbourne School, for children with special needs, stands on the site of the gaol where the condemned were held.
ReferencesCategory:Districts of Havering