Monument record MCC7962 - Colchester - St John's Abbey, The Mount
|Grid reference||TL 9986 2459 (point) (FCE)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (2)
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>
- <1> SEX35475 MENTION: Priddy, DA. unknown. SMR.
- <2> SEX52658 RECORD SHEET/FORM: Ordnance Survey. unknown. OS cards. TL92NE3.1, 1976.
- <3> SEX35968 MENTION: Doolittle, G. 1972. The Plague in Colchester, 1579-1666. Vol 4, p.14.
- <4> SEX35969 Map: Monson. 1848. MAP by Monson.
- <5> SEX35535 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