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ID: 7026177
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of East Mersea (inhabited place)  East Mersea (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 47 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.7833  decimal degrees
Long: 000 58 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.9667  decimal degrees

Note: Militarily significant because the east shore of Mersea Island overlooks the mouth of the Colne estuary and 10 miles upriver is Colchester which is within easy reach of Europe; Henry VIII built a huge blockhouse here that was occupied during the Civil War.

Names:
East Mersea (preferred,C,V,display)
Mersea, East (C,V)
Meresaila (H,V,Early Modern English-P,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Essex (county)  ................  Essex (county) (P)
Hierarchy of East Mersea (inhabited place)  ....................  East Mersea (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
fishing community (H)
fortified settlement (H)

Sources and Contributors:
East Mersea..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 101
.......................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 245
Meresaila..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 101
Mersea, East..........  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 101
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 245
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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