Published by Mersea Island Museum Trust, 78 pages. A5 size booklet (N4617P1)
Mersea Mound (also known as the Mersea Barrow) is a Romano-British or possibly Roman burial mound located on the north side of Mersea Island. The mound was extensively excavated by the archaeologist Hazzledine Warren in the period immeadiately before the First World War, and several artifacts and items were removed from the site.
This fascinating booklet provides an account of the 1912 excavation and the later history of the Barrow, as well as outlining more recent analysis of the burial site and what it might represent, as well as the many tantalizing mysteries about the mound which still remain...
Mersea Island is located marginally off the coast of Essex, about nine miles southeast of Colchester, and is situated in the estuary area of the Blackwater and Colne rivers (The name 'Mersea' is derived from Old English meaning 'island of the pool' )
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.