ID SOS / W.E. Duane

TitleA Study of the Strood
AbstractA Study of The Strood, Mersea Island, Essex, by Mrs W.E. Duane.
Brentwood Training College 1964/5

This important study all been scanned - most of it is original typewritten script with real photographs as illustrations. A few pages of note have been attached at some time, probably in the 1980s.
Some significant research has been done since the study was written in 1964/5, particularly when water mains were laid across the Strood in 1978 and some of the original piles were recovered and analysed.
The report on this, "Mersea Island: the Anglo-Saxon Causeway" by Philip Crummy, Jennifer Hillam and Carl Crossnan is online cat.essex.ac.uk/reports/EAS-report-0023.pdf or there is hardcopy in the Resource Centre in Essex Archaeology and History, Volume 14.


One omission from the work was the Tide Mill at the north end of the Strood. See MBK_EWB_P108 , COR2_027 and Mill on the Strood for more information.

Accession No. 2011.03.001A. There is also a copy in Essex Record Office, reference T/Z 38/23.

Read more:
Strood history page

AuthorW.E. Duane
Keywordspile piles
SourceMersea Museum
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Related Images:
 A Study of the Strood, Mersea Island, Essex. By W.E. Duane.
 Front of the 2-ring binder.
</p><p>Accession No. 2011.03.001A  SOS_000_001
ImageID:   SOS_000_001
Title: A Study of the Strood, Mersea Island, Essex. By W.E. Duane.
Front of the 2-ring binder.

Accession No. 2011.03.001A

Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood, Mersea Island, Essex, by W.E. Duane.
 Brentwood Training College 1964/5  SOS_000_003
ImageID:   SOS_000_003
Title: A Study of the Strood, Mersea Island, Essex, by W.E. Duane.
Brentwood Training College 1964/5
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
 Contents  SOS_000_005
ImageID:   SOS_000_005
Title: Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Contents
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
 Acknowledgements  SOS_000_007
ImageID:   SOS_000_007
Title: Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Acknowledgements
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
 Illustratopms  SOS_000_009
ImageID:   SOS_000_009
Title: Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Illustratopms
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Postcard of Peldon Rose, West Mersea, from 
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1.  SOS_001_002_001
ImageID:   SOS_001_002_001
Title: Postcard of Peldon Rose, West Mersea, from A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1. Page 1.
 Introduction.  SOS_001_003
ImageID:   SOS_001_003
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1. Page 1.
Introduction.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1.
 The strood at high tide.  SOS_001_004
ImageID:   SOS_001_004
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1.
The strood at high tide.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Danger when tide covers footways. Road sign on the approach to the Strood from West Mersea. The other side of the sign says Try your brakes.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1.  SOS_001_004_001
ImageID:   SOS_001_004_001
Title: Danger when tide covers footways. Road sign on the approach to the Strood from West Mersea. The other side of the sign says "Try your brakes".
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1. Page 2.
 Includes an account of this stretch of raod published in Amateur Photographer 17 August 1894.  SOS_001_005
ImageID:   SOS_001_005
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1. Page 2.
Includes an account of this stretch of raod published in Amateur Photographer 17 August 1894.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1. Page 3.  SOS_001_007
ImageID:   SOS_001_007
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1. Page 3.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 4.
 The Origins of the Island and the Strood.  SOS_002_001
ImageID:   SOS_002_001
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 4.
The Origins of the Island and the Strood.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Roman Tomb on the wheel design at rear of West Mersea Hall. Photocopy from Victoria County History Vol. 3.
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2.  SOS_002_002
ImageID:   SOS_002_002
Title: Roman Tomb on the wheel design at rear of West Mersea Hall. Photocopy from Victoria County History Vol. 3.
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 5.  SOS_002_003
ImageID:   SOS_002_003
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 5.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Red Hill on Bower Hall Farm East Mersea. Natural secion caused by Erosion of the Pyefleet. Drawing by H.A. Cole August 1896. Photocopy from Essex Naturalist Vol. 14 1896.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2.  SOS_002_004
ImageID:   SOS_002_004
Title: Red Hill on Bower Hall Farm East Mersea. Natural secion caused by Erosion of the Pyefleet. Drawing by H.A. Cole August 1896. Photocopy from Essex Naturalist Vol. 14 1896.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 6.
 Red Hills.  SOS_002_005
ImageID:   SOS_002_005
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 6.
Red Hills.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Pottery fragments from the Red Hill, Bower Hall Farm, East Mersea. Photocopy from Red Hills by H. Wilmer.
 Pottery from a Red Hill at Ivy House Farm, East Mersea.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2.  SOS_002_006
ImageID:   SOS_002_006
Title: Pottery fragments from the Red Hill, Bower Hall Farm, East Mersea. Photocopy from Red Hills by H. Wilmer.
Pottery from a Red Hill at Ivy House Farm, East Mersea.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 7.
 Red Hills, the Barrow.  SOS_002_007
ImageID:   SOS_002_007
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 7.
Red Hills, the Barrow.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Glass Bowl containing Burnt Bones and Leaden Box in which it was placed, from the Tomb under the Great Barrow on Mersea Island, Essex.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2.  SOS_002_008
ImageID:   SOS_002_008
Title: Glass Bowl containing Burnt Bones and Leaden Box in which it was placed, from the Tomb under the Great Barrow on Mersea Island, Essex.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 8.
 The Barrow and Hazzledine Warren's description of the Strood.  SOS_002_009
ImageID:   SOS_002_009
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 8.
The Barrow and Hazzledine Warren's description of the Strood.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 9.  SOS_002_010
ImageID:   SOS_002_010
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 9.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 10.
 The Development of the Strood from Early Maps. 
 The earliest map was made by Christopher Saxton in 1576.
 Hans Wontneel made the next map in 1602.
 John Speed map of 1610.  SOS_003_001
ImageID:   SOS_003_001
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 10.
The Development of the Strood from Early Maps.
The earliest map was made by Christopher Saxton in 1576.
Hans Wontneel made the next map in 1602.
John Speed map of 1610.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.
 Diagram from J. Warburton/s Map 1726.  SOS_003_002
ImageID:   SOS_003_002
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.
Diagram from J. Warburton/s Map 1726.
Date:1726
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 11.
 1636 Jan Jansson map.
 1678 John Ogilby and William Morgan map
 1700 Robert Morden and Joseph Pask map
 1726 John Warburton map  SOS_003_003
ImageID:   SOS_003_003
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 11.
1636 Jan Jansson map.
1678 John Ogilby and William Morgan map
1700 Robert Morden and Joseph Pask map
1726 John Warburton map
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Mill House Peldon, site of the old mill mentioned in 1551.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.  SOS_003_004_001
ImageID:   SOS_003_004_001
Title: Mill House Peldon, site of the old mill mentioned in 1551.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Pge 12.
 1749 Emanuel Bowen map
 1777 John Andrews and Andrew Drury map  SOS_003_005
ImageID:   SOS_003_005
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Pge 12.
1749 Emanuel Bowen map
1777 John Andrews and Andrew Drury map
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.
 Chapman and Andre Map of Essex 1777.
 See <a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&rhit=1&bid=MAP_1777_WNS ID=1>MAP_1777_WNS </a> for map.  SOS_003_006
ImageID:   SOS_003_006
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.
Chapman and Andre Map of Essex 1777.
See MAP_1777_WNS for map.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 13.
 1777 Chapman and Andre Map
 1781 Bowles New Pocket Map
 1804 Charles Smith New Map of the County of Essex  SOS_003_007
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 13.
1777 Chapman and Andre Map
1781 Bowles New Pocket Map
1804 Charles Smith New Map of the County of Essex
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 14.
 Refers to current Ordnance survey Map sheet TM10 dated 1955.  SOS_003_008
ImageID:   SOS_003_008
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 14.
Refers to current Ordnance survey Map sheet TM10 dated 1955.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 15.  SOS_003_009
ImageID:   SOS_003_009
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 15.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 16.
 The early settlement of Mersea Island.  SOS_004_001
ImageID:   SOS_004_001
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 16.
The early settlement of Mersea Island.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. 17.  SOS_004_002
ImageID:   SOS_004_002
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. 17.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4.
 Translation of the original grant of the Manor of West Mersea. Photocopy from Essex Review Vol 51 Page 32.
 Manorial Rolls of Fingringhoe, West Mersea and Peter Hall, 1547 to 1558.  SOS_004_003
ImageID:   SOS_004_003
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4.
Translation of the original grant of the Manor of West Mersea. Photocopy from Essex Review Vol 51 Page 32.
Manorial Rolls of Fingringhoe, West Mersea and Peter Hall, 1547 to 1558.
Date:1547
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 18.  SOS_004_004
ImageID:   SOS_004_004
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 18.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 19.  SOS_004_005
ImageID:   SOS_004_005
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 19.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 20.  SOS_004_006
ImageID:   SOS_004_006
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 20.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, West Mersea.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.  SOS_005_001_001
ImageID:   SOS_005_001_001
Title: Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, West Mersea.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.
Date:Before 1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 21.
 The Church and Priory of West Mersea  SOS_005_002
ImageID:   SOS_005_002
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 21.
The Church and Priory of West Mersea
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 22.  SOS_005_003
ImageID:   SOS_005_003
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 22.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 West Mersea Church Interior, showing lack of division between nave and chancel. Photograph Vic Massingham.
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.  SOS_005_004
ImageID:   SOS_005_004
Title: West Mersea Church Interior, showing lack of division between nave and chancel. Photograph Vic Massingham.
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 23.  SOS_005_005
ImageID:   SOS_005_005
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 23.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Yew Tree House, West Mersea, said to stand in the grounds of the former Priory. Sections of Roman tile pavement can be seen in the front garden.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.  SOS_005_006_001
ImageID:   SOS_005_006_001
Title: Yew Tree House, West Mersea, said to stand in the grounds of the former Priory. Sections of Roman tile pavement can be seen in the front garden.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 24.  SOS_005_007
ImageID:   SOS_005_007
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 24.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 The Ale House situated to the side of Yew Tree House - much older than the house itself.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.  SOS_005_008_001
ImageID:   SOS_005_008_001
Title: The Ale House situated to the side of Yew Tree House - much older than the house itself.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 25.  SOS_005_009
ImageID:   SOS_005_009
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 25.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 26.  SOS_005_010
ImageID:   SOS_005_010
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 26.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Pete Hall. The original building was badly damaged in the earthquake on Tuesday 22 April 1884. The present Hall is situated about 300 yrds in front of the early position. 
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6.  SOS_006_001_001
ImageID:   SOS_006_001_001
Title: Pete Hall. The original building was badly damaged in the earthquake on Tuesday 22 April 1884. The present Hall is situated about 300 yrds in front of the early position.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 27.
 The administrators of the Strood.  SOS_006_002
ImageID:   SOS_006_002
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 27.
The administrators of the Strood.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 28.  SOS_006_003
ImageID:   SOS_006_003
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 28.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 29.
 The Church and Strood Lands Charity. Churchfield.  SOS_006_004
ImageID:   SOS_006_004
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 29.
The Church and Strood Lands Charity. Churchfield.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 30.  SOS_006_005
ImageID:   SOS_006_005
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 30.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 31.  SOS_006_006
ImageID:   SOS_006_006
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 31.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 32.  SOS_006_007
ImageID:   SOS_006_007
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 32.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 33.  SOS_006_008
ImageID:   SOS_006_008
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 33.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. 34.
 1899 James Page, farmer, Daniel Rehoboam Cock, farmer, Thomas Gilbert Esq., The Rev. Charles Pierrepoint Edwards, Vicar of West Mersea, Pearl Horace Cross, Churchwarden, all of West Mersea and trustees of the Church and Stroodlands Charity.  SOS_006_009
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. 34.
1899 James Page, farmer, Daniel Rehoboam Cock, farmer, Thomas Gilbert Esq., The Rev. Charles Pierrepoint Edwards, Vicar of West Mersea, Pearl Horace Cross, Churchwarden, all of West Mersea and trustees of the Church and Stroodlands Charity.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 35.
 contd.  1899 James Page, farmer, Daniel Rehoboam Cock, farmer, Thomas Gilbert Esq., The Rev. Charles Pierrepoint Edwards, Vicar of West Mersea, Pearl Horace Cross, Churchwarden, all of West Mersea and trustees of the Church and Stroodlands Charity.  SOS_006_010
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. Page 35.
contd.
1899 James Page, farmer, Daniel Rehoboam Cock, farmer, Thomas Gilbert Esq., The Rev. Charles Pierrepoint Edwards, Vicar of West Mersea, Pearl Horace Cross, Churchwarden, all of West Mersea and trustees of the Church and Stroodlands Charity.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. 36.
 [Church and Stroodlands Charity]
 The present trustees appointed by the Essex County Council in 1965 are
 Councillor I.T. Brown of Lexden
 W. Otter Barry of Horkesley Hall
 Major A.J.R. Waller of Boxted Lodge, Colchester.
 The Rev. R.W. East, Vicar of West Mersea and the two Churchwardens, one of whom is Mr S. Stoker of The Old Victory, who is the present Secretary of the Charity.  SOS_006_011
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 6. 36.
[Church and Stroodlands Charity]
The present trustees appointed by the Essex County Council in 1965 are
Councillor I.T. Brown of Lexden
W. Otter Barry of Horkesley Hall
Major A.J.R. Waller of Boxted Lodge, Colchester.
The Rev. R.W. East, Vicar of West Mersea and the two Churchwardens, one of whom is Mr S. Stoker of The Old Victory, who is the present Secretary of the Charity.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7.
 Sheet TM01 OS 2 ½ inch map  SOS_007_001
ImageID:   SOS_007_001
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7.
Sheet TM01 OS 2 ½ inch map
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Ordnance Survey Map Sheet TM01. June 1955, fully revised 1920-21 with partial revisions to 1953.
 The map shows the boundary of West Mersea UDC until 1953 and the boundary after 1953 to the present day.
 Boundary of Church and Strood Lands 1842.

 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7.
</p><p>Before 1953, West Mersea extended inland as far as the bottom of Langenhoe Causeway. The land in this extension from the Strood was transferred to Peldon that year.
</p>  SOS_007_001_001
ImageID:   SOS_007_001_001
Title: Ordnance Survey Map Sheet TM01. June 1955, fully revised 1920-21 with partial revisions to 1953.
The map shows the boundary of West Mersea UDC until 1953 and the boundary after 1953 to the present day.
Boundary of Church and Strood Lands 1842.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7.

Before 1953, West Mersea extended inland as far as the bottom of Langenhoe Causeway. The land in this extension from the Strood was transferred to Peldon that year.

Date:1955
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 37.
 The Boundaries of West Mersea and the Strood.  SOS_007_002
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 37.
The Boundaries of West Mersea and the Strood.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 38.
Boundaries.  SOS_007_003
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 38. Boundaries.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 39.
 Boundaries  SOS_007_004
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 39.
Boundaries
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 40.
 Boundaries  SOS_007_005
ImageID:   SOS_007_005
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 40.
Boundaries
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 41.  SOS_007_006
ImageID:   SOS_007_006
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 41.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 42.  SOS_007_007
ImageID:   SOS_007_007
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 42.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Pge 43.
 Boundaries  SOS_007_008
ImageID:   SOS_007_008
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Pge 43.
Boundaries
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 44.
 The Church and Strood Lands  SOS_008_001
ImageID:   SOS_008_001
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 44.
The Church and Strood Lands
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
 Analysis of Church and Strood Lands from Tithe Award 1842.  SOS_008_002
ImageID:   SOS_008_002
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
Analysis of Church and Strood Lands from Tithe Award 1842.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Analysis of Church and Strood Lands from Tithe Award 1842.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.  SOS_008_003
ImageID:   SOS_008_003
Title: Analysis of Church and Strood Lands from Tithe Award 1842.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 45.  SOS_008_004
ImageID:   SOS_008_004
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 45.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 46.  SOS_008_005
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 46.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
 Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899  SOS_008_006
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.  SOS_008_007
ImageID:   SOS_008_007
Title: Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
Date:1899
Source:Mersea Museum
 Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899 contd.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.  SOS_008_008
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Title: Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899 contd.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 47.  SOS_008_009
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 47.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 48.  SOS_008_010
ImageID:   SOS_008_010
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 48.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 West Barn cottages, showing the former workhouse, with the brew house and buttery. This property is not condemned but partly used.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
</p><p>
West Barn was situated just to the East of the workhouse cottages off Waldegraves Lane down the track that goes through to Rewsalls as a footpath. It belonged to Jack Lord when I was a lad and I think the last person to use it was Len Rampling to garage his JCB. 
The view is looking northeast and the house just visible through the gap is probably Bocking Hall on the main road. During the War, my Auntie Kate was liveing in the left hand end of the cottages, and Mrs Parkin living in the right hand end.
[Ron Green]
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Title: West Barn cottages, showing the former workhouse, with the brew house and buttery. This property is not condemned but partly used.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.

West Barn was situated just to the East of the workhouse cottages off Waldegraves Lane down the track that goes through to Rewsalls as a footpath. It belonged to Jack Lord when I was a lad and I think the last person to use it was Len Rampling to garage his JCB. The view is looking northeast and the house just visible through the gap is probably Bocking Hall on the main road. During the War, my Auntie Kate was liveing in the left hand end of the cottages, and Mrs Parkin living in the right hand end. [Ron Green]

Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 49.  SOS_008_012
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 49.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 50.  SOS_008_013
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8. Page 50.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 51.
 The Construction and Maintenance of the Strood
</p><p>[ Since this study in 1965, the piles on the Strood have been dated to 684 - 702 AD and further research has been done. See <a href=mmresdetails.php?col=MM&ba=cke&typ=ID&pid=COR2_002>COR2_002 </a> ]
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 51.
The Construction and Maintenance of the Strood

[ Since this study in 1965, the piles on the Strood have been dated to 684 - 702 AD and further research has been done. See COR2_002 ]

Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 52.  SOS_009_002
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 52.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 53.  SOS_009_003
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 53.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 54.  SOS_009_004
ImageID:   SOS_009_004
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 54.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 The Strode. Photocopy from Amateur Photographer 17 August 1894.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9.  SOS_009_005_001
ImageID:   SOS_009_005_001
Title: The Strode. Photocopy from Amateur Photographer 17 August 1894.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9.
Date:17 August 1894
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 55.
 1924 the Strood was declared a main road and the maintenance was transferred from Lexden and Winstree Rural District Council to Essex County Council. Sometime during 1931 the Strood was raised. The Essex Review of January 1932 record The County Council Scheme for the heightening of the ancient causeway upon the Roman Road, which connects Mersea with the mainland is now complete. The piles and slabs of reinforced concrete were made in Bocking.
</p><p>
By 1948 extensive repairs to the Strood were required, and the County Council expended £7,485 for this purpose.
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 55.
1924 the Strood was declared a main road and the maintenance was transferred from Lexden and Winstree Rural District Council to Essex County Council. Sometime during 1931 the Strood was raised. The Essex Review of January 1932 record "The County Council Scheme for the heightening of the ancient causeway upon the Roman Road, which connects Mersea with the mainland is now complete. The piles and slabs of reinforced concrete were made in Bocking."

By 1948 extensive repairs to the Strood were required, and the County Council expended £7,485 for this purpose.

Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 Pete Tye Bridge, which caused the inhabitants of West Mersea so much trouble.
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9.  SOS_009_007_001
ImageID:   SOS_009_007_001
Title: Pete Tye Bridge, which caused the inhabitants of West Mersea so much trouble.
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 56.  SOS_009_008
ImageID:   SOS_009_008
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 56.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 57.  SOS_009_009
ImageID:   SOS_009_009
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9. Page 57.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 58.
 The Finances of the Strood  SOS_010_002
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 58.
The Finances of the Strood
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 59.  SOS_010_003
ImageID:   SOS_010_003
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 59.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 60.  SOS_010_004
ImageID:   SOS_010_004
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 60.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 61.  SOS_010_005
ImageID:   SOS_010_005
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 61.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 West Mersea Hall, once the home of Mr Thomas May
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10.  SOS_010_006_001
ImageID:   SOS_010_006_001
Title: West Mersea Hall, once the home of Mr Thomas May
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 62.  SOS_010_007
ImageID:   SOS_010_007
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 62.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 63.  SOS_010_008
ImageID:   SOS_010_008
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 63.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 64.  SOS_010_009
ImageID:   SOS_010_009
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 64.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Note relating to page 65.  SOS_010_010
ImageID:   SOS_010_010
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Note relating to page 65.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 65.  SOS_010_011
ImageID:   SOS_010_011
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 65.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 66.  SOS_010_012
ImageID:   SOS_010_012
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 66.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 67.  SOS_010_013
ImageID:   SOS_010_013
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 67.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10.  SOS_010_014
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 68.  SOS_010_015
ImageID:   SOS_010_015
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 68.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 69.  SOS_010_016
ImageID:   SOS_010_016
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 69.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 West Barn, part of the existing property of the Church and Strood Lands Charity. Permission now given to demolish it.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10.  SOS_010_017_001
ImageID:   SOS_010_017_001
Title: West Barn, part of the existing property of the Church and Strood Lands Charity. Permission now given to demolish it.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 70.  SOS_010_018
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 70.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 71.  SOS_010_019
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 10. Page 71.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 The Strood, West Mersea, the road the Centurion guards !
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11.  SOS_011_001_001
ImageID:   SOS_011_001_001
Title: The Strood, West Mersea, the road the Centurion guards !
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11. Page 72.
 Conclusion  SOS_011_002
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11. Page 72.
Conclusion
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 The White Hart, West Mersea, venue of the annual audit dinner of the Church and Strood Lands Charity
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11.  SOS_011_003_001
ImageID:   SOS_011_003_001
Title: The White Hart, West Mersea, venue of the annual audit dinner of the Church and Strood Lands Charity
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11. 73.
 Dinner Bill from the White Hart.
 Names mentioned in the accounts: Mr Thomas May, Mr Bennett Hawes, Elizabeth Haward.  SOS_011_004
ImageID:   SOS_011_004
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11. 73.
Dinner Bill from the White Hart.
Names mentioned in the accounts: Mr Thomas May, Mr Bennett Hawes, Elizabeth Haward.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11. Page 74.  SOS_011_005
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11. Page 74.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11. Page 75.  SOS_011_006
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 11. Page 75.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 76.
 Bibliography  SOS_012_001
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 76.
Bibliography
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 77.
 Original sources.  SOS_013_001
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 77.
Original sources.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 78. Appendix. The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.  SOS_014_001
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 78. Appendix.
The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 79. Appendix. The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.  SOS_014_002
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 79. Appendix.
The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 80. Appendix. The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.  SOS_014_003
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 80. Appendix.
The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 81. Appendix. The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.  SOS_014_004
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 81. Appendix.
The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 82. Appendix. The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.  SOS_014_005
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 82. Appendix.
The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 83. Appendix. The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.  SOS_014_006
ImageID:   SOS_014_006
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 83. Appendix.
The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. 
 Stewards of the Manor of west Mersea.
 Thomas Bonham. Died London 1532.
 Thomas Cammock 1542 - 1602.  SOS_014_007
ImageID:   SOS_014_007
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Stewards of the Manor of west Mersea.
Thomas Bonham. Died London 1532.
Thomas Cammock 1542 - 1602.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. 
 Stewards of the Manor of west Mersea.
 Thomas May c1764 - 1843 Lord of the Manor of West Mersea c1800 - 1843  SOS_014_008
ImageID:   SOS_014_008
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Stewards of the Manor of west Mersea.
Thomas May c1764 - 1843 Lord of the Manor of West Mersea c1800 - 1843
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. 
 Edmund King of England 940 946.  SOS_014_009
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Edmund King of England 940 946.
Date:1965
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. 
 Some comments by Hervey Benham page 1.  SOS_015_001
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Some comments by Hervey Benham page 1.
Date:January 1982
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. 
 Some comments by Hervey Benham, page 2  SOS_015_002
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Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Some comments by Hervey Benham, page 2
Date:January 1982
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. 
 Notes on the work, with a view to publishing it - by someone at Mersea Museum, referring to Ralph and Susan Luckham.  SOS_015_003
ImageID:   SOS_015_003
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
Notes on the work, with a view to publishing it - by someone at Mersea Museum, referring to Ralph and Susan Luckham.
Date:21 May 1982
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. 
 The Saxon Strood to Mersea Island by Julian Whybra B.A.(Hons)  SOS_016_001
ImageID:   SOS_016_001
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
The Saxon Strood to Mersea Island by Julian Whybra B.A.(Hons)
Source:Mersea Museum
 A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. 
 The Saxon Strood to Mersea Island by Julian Whybra B.A.(Hons)
 Chart showing variations in sea level over the centuries.  SOS_016_002
ImageID:   SOS_016_002
Title: A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
The Saxon Strood to Mersea Island by Julian Whybra B.A.(Hons)
Chart showing variations in sea level over the centuries.
Source:Mersea Museum