East Mersea, Essex
Mersea, East, a parish in Essex, 1 mile WSW of Brightlingsea station on the Tendring Hundred branch of the G.E.R. by ferry, and 10 miles S by E of Colchester. It comprises the eastern part of Mersea Island, and has a post office under Colchester; money order and telegraph office, West Mersea. Acreage, 1989 ; population, 247. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £297 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church, which is an ancient building, partly of the Perpendicular and partly of the Decorated styles, dates from the 14th century, 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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Mersea St. Edmund|
|Poor Law union||Lexden and Winstree|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Mersea from the following:
Online maps of East Mersea are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Essex online: