TM0214 : Mersea Barrow

near to West Mersea, Essex, Great Britain

Mersea Barrow
Mersea Barrow
Ancient burial mound excavated in 1912 by Mr Samuel Hazzledine Warren LinkExternal link . Buried below the mound was a Glass funerary urn containing cremated bones of a man held in a lead casket and surrounded by a sealed roman brick tomb probably dating from the 2nd Century AD. The contents were moved to Colchester Museum and were held there for a century before being loaned to Mersea Island Museum LinkExternal link during the refurbishment of Colchester Castle. Warren left the opened brick tomb in place with the intention of removing it at a later date. Sadly over the ensuing years when the mound was used as a chicken run and the excavation used as a food store the Roman Bricks were lost. Take a look inside at TM0214 : Mersea Tumulus
and also TM0214 : On Top of Mersea Mound.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 August, 2005
Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 022 143 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.4627N 0:55.8841E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 022 143
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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