The tunnels were 26ft deep and up to 65ft long all around the house. In 2001 the pavement in front of Lyttle's house collapsed, and a large gash appeared in the road. The tunnels have now been filled with concrete. The street is in a preservation area and the council has refused to demolish the property.
There is a section on the Mole Man in Iain Sinclair's Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, the dust jacket of which is a map of the borough and contains a small, labelled representation of the house (with the roof on).