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Name:Mashbury Road -Good Easter Road, Pleshey
SMR Number:1164
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 661 143
Map Sheet:TL61SE
Parish:PLESHEY, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

Summary

Pleshey Stone, formerly stood on the green.

Full description

'Pleshey Stone', formerly stood on the green. <1> Presumably this is the same stone as that recorded by the RCHM, set in a garden wall at Mount House, 500yds north east of the church, with the inscription 'Ricardus rex ii'. <2> Stone indicates royal possession of the castle after the arrest of the Duke of Gloucester in 1397. <3> According to this source the stone is in Pleshey Church. <4>
On the verge at the junction of the Mashbury, High Easter and Pleshey roads, a recumbent partially buried irregular boulder, c. 45 x 55 cm. Photograph and location maps in report. <5>


<1> unknown, 1960 0nwards, SMR form unknown (DESC TEXT). SEX4.


<2> RCHME, 1921, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 2, Vol 2, p202 (DESC TEXT). SEX183.


<3> Brinson, JGS, 1965, Report on Pleshey prepared for the consideration of the Planning Authority, p2 (DESC TEXT). SEX4077.


<4> Rahtz, PA, 1960, Pleshey Castle, Essex. 1st Interim Report, 1960, p4 (EXCAV REPORT). SEX4087.


<5> Kemble, James, 1997, Historic Boundary Markers in Essex (DESC TEXT). SEX53667.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY MARKER (c. 14th century, Medieval - 1300 AD to 1399 AD)

Associated Events

  • Historic Boundary Markers in Essex by James Kemble (Ref: ?)

Protected Status

  • Historic Environment Character Zone: Chelmsford 12.2
  • Historic Environment Character Area: Chelmsford 12

Sources and further reading

<1>DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
<2>DESC TEXT: RCHME. 1921. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex - Volume 2. Vol 2, p202.
<3>DESC TEXT: Brinson, JGS. 1965. Report on Pleshey prepared for the consideration of the Planning Authority. p2.
<4>EXCAV REPORT: Rahtz, PA. 1960. Pleshey Castle, Essex. 1st Interim Report, 1960. p4.
<5>DESC TEXT: Kemble, James. 1997. Historic Boundary Markers in Essex.