Place:Mersea, Essex, England

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NameMersea
TypeIsland
Coordinates51.792479°N 0.9482°E
Located inEssex, England
Contained Places
Civil parish
East Mersea
Inhabited place
East Mersea
West Mersea

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Mersea, Essex, in A Vision of Britain Through Time

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Mersea Island is the most easterly inhabited island in the United Kingdom, located marginally off the coast of Essex, England, to the south-east of Colchester. It is situated in the estuary area of the Blackwater and Colne rivers and has an area of around . The name 'Mersea' is derived from the Old English meresig meaning 'island of the pool'.

Mersea Island is one of 43 (unbridged) tidal islands which can be accessed on foot or by road from the British mainland.

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