Monument record MCC7962 - Colchester - St John's Abbey, The Mount

Summary

The Mount, traditionally identified as the burial place for Colchester's plague vctims 1665-6.

Location

Grid reference TL 9986 2459 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

The Mount, traditionally identified as the burial place for Colchester's plague vctims 1665-6. <1> <2> The `Mount' appears on a number of maps of Colchester, including Monson's of 1848. <3> <4> `The Mount' is a small mound in the SE corner of the Abbey precinct. Apparently it contains much human bone and is traditionally fancifully regarded as a product of the plague or the siege of Colchester in 1648. Its true character is unknown. <5>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> MENTION: Priddy, DA. unknown. SMR.
  • <2> RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL92NE3.1, 1976.
  • <3> MENTION: Doolittle, G. 1972. The Plague in Colchester, 1579-1666. Vol 4, p.14.
  • <4> Map: Monson. 1848. MAP by Monson.
  • <5> DESC TEXT: Crummy, P. 1981. Aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Colchester (Colchester Archaeological report 1). p46.

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Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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