This is a rare opportunity to visit Mersea Island’s most famous archaeological relic which is situated just up the East Mersea road as you come onto Mersea Island. It is a conspicuous mound on the left, thought to be a Roman burial barrow, dated 100-120 AD. The mound was excavated in 1912 and an entrance passage built.In the centre was a small burial chamber built of Roman bricks capped by septaria (clay nodules) and inside was a lead box with a wooden lid. The box contained an urn of green glass containing cremated remains.
Find out more about this interesting site on the Mersea Island Museum website: http://www.merseamuseum.org.uk/mmbarrow.php