East Mersea  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Mersea like this:

MERSEA (EAST), a parish in Lexden district, Essex; 2½ miles WSW of Brightlingsea r. station, and 8 S by E of Colchester. It comprises the eastern part of Mersea island, and has a post office under Colchester. Acres, 3,857; of which 1,900 are water. Real property, £2,836. Pop., 305. ...

Houses, 67. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £400. * Patron, the Crown. The church stands on a declivity, near the E end of the island; has a commanding view of the sea; and consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and N chapel, with an embattled tower. The tower serves as a landmark, and was formerly surmounted by a beacon. There are a national school, and charities £17.

East Mersea through time

East Mersea is now part of Colchester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Colchester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Mersea itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Mersea, in Colchester and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd June 2018

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