TM0715 : Old pathway across mud out to line of stakes

taken 19 days ago, near to East Mersea, Essex, Great Britain

Old pathway across mud out to line of stakes
Old pathway across mud out to line of stakes
A narrow path edged with stone, but apparently now lacking any surfacing, winds its way out to a line of stakes. More stakes closer in are just showing not very clearly on the left. The stakes may be the same as those apparently further to the right (nearer the Tudor fort remains) that recently appeared from the mud and were analysed to be aged between 1461 and 1636 AD, more or less contemporary with the fort. I can find no reference to this path.
The shingle beach here is eroding back towards the seawall, and its material apparently extending the length of Mersea Stone. It follows that the path was under the beach until the last few years. The mud is also eroding down, hence the emergence of the newly noticed stake systems. There has been mapped until recently a 'tidal pool' in this vicinity, which has now been cut away with no trace. Perhaps all to do with fish traps?
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 0729 1524 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.8425N 1:0.2865E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 07259 15248
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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