A Study of the Strood

A 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.

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Author: W.E. Duane

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 Postcard of Peldon Rose, West Mersea, from 
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Postcard of Peldon Rose, West Mersea, from A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 1.
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Introduction.
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 The strood at high tide.  SOS_001_004SOS_001_004
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The strood at high tide.
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 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.
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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.
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Includes an account of this stretch of raod published in Amateur Photographer 17 August 1894.
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 4.
The Origins of the Island and the Strood.
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 Roman Tomb on the wheel design at rear of West Mersea Hall. Photocopy from Victoria County History Vol. 3.
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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.
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 5.
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 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.
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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.
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 Red Hills.  SOS_002_005SOS_002_005
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 6.
Red Hills.
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 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.
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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.
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 Red Hills, the Barrow.  SOS_002_007SOS_002_007
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Red Hills, the Barrow.
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 Glass Bowl containing Burnt Bones and Leaden Box in which it was placed, from the Tomb under the Great Barrow on Mersea Island, Essex.
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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.
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 The Barrow and Hazzledine Warren's description of the Strood.  SOS_002_009SOS_002_009
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The Barrow and Hazzledine Warren's description of the Strood.
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 2. Page 9.
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 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_001SOS_003_001
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.
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 Diagram from J. Warburton/s Map 1726.  SOS_003_002SOS_003_002
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.
Diagram from J. Warburton/s Map 1726.
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 1636 Jan Jansson map.
 1678 John Ogilby and William Morgan map
 1700 Robert Morden and Joseph Pask map
 1726 John Warburton map  SOS_003_003SOS_003_003
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
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 Mill House Peldon, site of the old mill mentioned in 1551.
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Mill House Peldon, site of the old mill mentioned in 1551.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.
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 1749 Emanuel Bowen map
 1777 John Andrews and Andrew Drury map  SOS_003_005SOS_003_005
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1749 Emanuel Bowen map
1777 John Andrews and Andrew Drury map
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 Chapman and Andre Map of Essex 1777.
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3.
Chapman and Andre Map of Essex 1777.
See IA003370 for map.
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 1777 Chapman and Andre Map
 1781 Bowles New Pocket Map
 1804 Charles Smith New Map of the County of Essex  SOS_003_007SOS_003_007
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
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 Refers to current Ordnance survey Map sheet TM10 dated 1955.  SOS_003_008SOS_003_008
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 3. Page 14.
Refers to current Ordnance survey Map sheet TM10 dated 1955.
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The early settlement of Mersea Island.
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. 17.
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 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_003SOS_004_003
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.
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 4. Page 18.
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 Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, West Mersea.
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Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, West Mersea.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5.
Before 1965
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 The Church and Priory of West Mersea  SOS_005_002SOS_005_002
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The Church and Priory of West Mersea
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 West Mersea Church Interior, showing lack of division between nave and chancel. Photograph Vic Massingham.
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West Mersea Church Interior, showing lack of division between nave and chancel. Photograph Vic Massingham.
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 5. Page 23.
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 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.
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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.
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 The Ale House situated to the side of Yew Tree House - much older than the house itself.
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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.
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 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. 
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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.
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 The administrators of the Strood.  SOS_006_002SOS_006_002
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The administrators of the Strood.
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 The Church and Strood Lands Charity. Churchfield.  SOS_006_004SOS_006_004
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The Church and Strood Lands Charity. Churchfield.
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 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_009SOS_006_009
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.
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 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_010SOS_006_010
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.
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 [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_011SOS_006_011
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.
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 Sheet TM01 OS 2 ½ inch map  SOS_007_001SOS_007_001
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7.
Sheet TM01 OS 2 ½ inch map
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 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.
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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.


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 The Boundaries of West Mersea and the Strood.  SOS_007_002SOS_007_002
A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 7. Page 37.
The Boundaries of West Mersea and the Strood.
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Boundaries.  SOS_007_003SOS_007_003
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Boundaries
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Boundaries
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Boundaries
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 The Church and Strood Lands  SOS_008_001SOS_008_001
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The Church and Strood Lands
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 Analysis of Church and Strood Lands from Tithe Award 1842.  SOS_008_002SOS_008_002
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Analysis of Church and Strood Lands from Tithe Award 1842.
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 Analysis of Church and Strood Lands from Tithe Award 1842.
 From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.  SOS_008_003SOS_008_003
Analysis of Church and Strood Lands from Tithe Award 1842.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
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Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899
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Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
1899
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Enfranchisment calculations for the Church and Strood Lands. 1899 contd.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 8.
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 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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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]


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 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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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 ]


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 The Strode. Photocopy from Amateur Photographer 17 August 1894.
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The Strode. Photocopy from Amateur Photographer 17 August 1894.
From A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Chapter 9.
17 August 1894
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 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.
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By 1948 extensive repairs to the Strood were required, and the County Council expended £7,485 for this purpose.
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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.


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Pete Tye Bridge, which caused the inhabitants of West Mersea so much trouble.
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The Finances of the Strood
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 West Mersea Hall, once the home of Mr Thomas May
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West Mersea Hall, once the home of Mr Thomas May
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West Barn, part of the existing property of the Church and Strood Lands Charity. Permission now given to demolish it.
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The Strood, West Mersea, the road the Centurion guards !
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Conclusion
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The White Hart, West Mersea, venue of the annual audit dinner of the Church and Strood Lands Charity
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Dinner Bill from the White Hart.
Names mentioned in the accounts: Mr Thomas May, Mr Bennett Hawes, Elizabeth Haward.
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Bibliography
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Original sources.
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The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
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The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
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The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane. Page 83. Appendix.
The Customary of West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Pete Hall Manors.
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 Stewards of the Manor of west Mersea.
 Thomas Bonham. Died London 1532.
 Thomas Cammock 1542 - 1602.  SOS_014_007SOS_014_007
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.
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 Thomas May c1764 - 1843 Lord of the Manor of West Mersea c1800 - 1843  SOS_014_008SOS_014_008
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Stewards of the Manor of west Mersea.
Thomas May c1764 - 1843 Lord of the Manor of West Mersea c1800 - 1843
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 Edmund King of England 940 946.  SOS_014_009SOS_014_009
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Edmund King of England 940 946.
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January 1982
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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.
21 May 1982
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A Study of the Strood by W.E. Duane.
The Saxon Strood to Mersea Island by Julian Whybra B.A.(Hons)
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 The Saxon Strood to Mersea Island by Julian Whybra B.A.(Hons)
 Chart showing variations in sea level over the centuries.  SOS_016_002SOS_016_002
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.
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