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Kings Hard, West Mersea - looking towards Orleans and the Church.
"Built of timber and concrete and triangular in shape, about 20 to 30 feet in length and about 5 feet in height at the seaward end. There was a safety rail and steps leading down to the brick path that went out to the edge of Besom creek at low water. The jetty was used by the residents of Orleans to embark on their yachts when the tide was right and for us lesser mortals to go crabbing when the chance came our way.
"In the WMUDC guide to Mersea of 1929; a map shows the made up path from the jetty to the Monkey house and then north to Coast road as The Esplanade. Truly the path beside the wall was some 4 feet wide and built up against the sea with a timber retaining stub wall which kept the path dry except for the highest tides. It extended as far as West Hall garden fencing to the East of Orleans."
Photo: Mersea Museum - Peter Godfrey Collection
Image ID PG2_617
Category 1 Mersea-->Creeks, fleets, channels, saltings
Category 2 Mersea-->Beach
This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.