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West Mersea, Essex

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West Mersea, Essex

West Mersea (formerly spelt Mersey) is a small town in the Colchester borough of Essex, England. It is the larger of two settlements on Mersea Island, located south of Colchester. The smaller settlement on the island is the village of East Mersea. The West Mersea Yacht Club is a notable centre for sailing on the East coast of England. The town also boasts an RNLI lifeboat station. The town hosts an annual regatta, usually in August each year, known as Mersea Week.
Post townColchester
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTM0112
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01206
Population7,000 (est. 2006)

Other names by which West Mersea, Essex has been known in the past

Mersea ~ Mersea West

West Mersea, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

West Mersea, 8 miles SW. of Colchester, Essex; P.O. See MERSEA, WEST.

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